Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Delightful PR63 Cameo 1857 Gold Dollar

    1857 G$1 PR63 Cameo NGC. Proof coins were first struck for sale to collectors in 1858. All pre-1858 proofs range from rare to extremely rare. The proof mintage of the 1857 gold dollar is unknown. What is known is that only six proofs have been certified in all grades by NGC, all as Cameo. PCGS has graded a total of five proofs, none as Cameo. This makes a combined NGC and PCGS total of 11 proofs, although several of those likely represent resubmissions or crossovers. Clearly, the 1857 is very rare in proof format.
    The present specimen has impressive contrast between the frosty devices and the glassy fields. The strike is intricate, and there are no obvious hairlines. A desirable proof gold rarity, housed in a prior generation holder. Census: 1 in 63 Cameo, 5 finer (5/08).(Registry values: P6)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25DY, PCGS# 87607)

    Weight: 1.70 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    26th-29th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 765

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Jun 27, 2008 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 32 days left to consign to the 2021 October 28 - 29 World & Ancient Coins Platinum Night and Signature Online Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I have now had four successful auctions with Heritage and plan on at least several more with your firm.
    [ Entire Letter » ]
    Lowell J. DeMers, CPA,
    Los Angeles, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search