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1886 $3 PR64 Cameo NGC....

2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 10, 2008
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Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Lot Viewing, Room 220 D, E, F
Auction, Room 230 B

Description:
Exceptional 1886 Three Dollar Gold PR64 Cameo
1886 $3 PR64 Cameo NGC. Like Dave Bowers, Garrett and Guth (2006) consider this issue to be one of the more readily available in the proof three dollar gold series; they also note that, per Walter Breen, one of the reverse proof dies was utilized to produce business strikes. This piece is obviously a proof specimen, as attested to by the richly frosted devices and the deeply mirrored fields. Crisply struck and essentially untoned, except for hints of red-orange coloration near the obverse periphery. There are a few faint hairlines and wispy slide marks, also located on the obverse, that preclude an even higher numerical grade, but the Cameo designation is not in doubt. A scarce and supremely attractive specimen, with near-Ultra Cameo fields on each side. Census: 34 in 64 Cameo, 17 finer (11/07). (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 28AV, PCGS# 88050)

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