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    1858 Gold Dollar, PR66+ Cameo
    The NGC Coin Explorer Plate Coin

    1858 G$1 PR66+ Cameo NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The exact number of proof gold dollars struck in 1858 is unknown, though the mintage has been estimated to be about 25 pieces (one of which is housed in the Smithsonian Institution). Of those, it is unlikely more than 15 to 18 exist today, which reveals the certified population data to be inflated from resubmissions. Interestingly, Harry W. Bass, Jr. had some four examples in his legendary collection, a tremendous feat considering the rarity of the issue.

    Despite the skewed population data, this piece is one of only six examples certified at the PR66 grade level at NGC and PCGS combined, Cameo and Deep Cameo pieces included, and is the only such coin to receive a Plus designation from either service, with none numerically finer (8/14). The fields are deeply mirrored and beautifully frame the frosted devices, making this the ideal NGC Coin Explorer plate coin.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $100.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25DZ, PCGS# 87608)

    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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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