1903 G$1 Louisiana Purchase/Jefferson PR64 Cameo PCGS....
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While many numismatists consider the 1848 CAL. quarter eagles to be America's first true commemorative coin, those pieces entailed no complete overhaul or design change. The 1903 gold dollars were specifically designed as true commemoratives, and the Mint recorded only 100 proofs each struck of the Jefferson and McKinley designs. Survival rates appear virtually identical for the two designs in proof format. In PR64 Cameo this is the only piece so certified at PCGS, superseded by a single PR65 Cameo (2/08).
When viewing this piece there is no doubt about its status as a proof. The fields are deeply reflective, and the devices show a noticeable amount of mint frost that provides the Cameo designation. Rich orange-gold color is seen over each side of this lovely, high-grade proof. (PCGS# 87482)
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