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    PR65 Cameo 1857 Gold Dollar
    Very Rare Pre-1858 Proof Gold

    1857 G$1 PR65 Cameo NGC. Prior to 1858, the U.S. Mint had no organized program for selling proof sets to collectors, and so production of proofs was small and erratic. This held true especially for gold coins; Garrett and Guth state of the proof 1857 gold dollar: "The mintage is unknown, but it may be somewhere in the 15 to 18 coin range. There are probably about 10 coins still remaining." This Gem Cameo specimen is a glittering prize with intricately detailed and generously frosted devices. Small lint marks at the lower obverse and reverse, among other places, will aid in future pedigree identification. Census: 3 in 65 Cameo, 1 finer (11/12).
    Ex: The Frog Run Farm Collection (ANR, 11-12/2004), lot 1663.
    From The Ives Devos Collection.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 25DY, PCGS# 87607)

    Weight: 1.70 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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