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    1858 PR 64. A significant proof striking as 1858 was the first year proof coins were available to the collecting public at large. As such, it marks the beginning of the modern era of proof coinage in this country. An unknown, but small, number of proof gold dollars were produced in this year with reliable estimates of only 10-12 pieces believed extant today. This is a deeply reflective specimen that shows generous portions of mint frost on the devices, producing an attractive two-toned cameo effect. Lightly cleaned at one time with wispy hairlines faintly evident in the fields along with a few tiny lint marks. (NGC ID# AWUU, PCGS# 7608)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    June, 1995
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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