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    1860 Gem Ultra Cameo Proof Gold Dollar
    Only 15-20 Pieces Believed Known

    1860 G$1 PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. The 1860 proof gold dollar had an impossibly high mintage of 154 pieces. Perhaps Mint Director James Ross Snowden was anticipating larger numbers of collectors to buy proof gold in 1860, the same way he overanticipated the demand for silver and minor proofs. Only 15 to 20 individual proof gold dollars are believed known today. This is one of the finest with its essentially defect-free surfaces and sharply contrasting fields and devices. A couple of tiny lint marks and planchet voids appear on each side. Census: 4 in 65 Ultra Cameo, 1 finer (6/11).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# D9KJ, PCGS# 97610)

    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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    August, 2011
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
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