Description

    1859 PR 65 Cameo NGC. Although mint records indicate 80 proofs were coined this year, both services combined have thus far graded only 18 examples. These numbers hold true to Breen's estimate that about 15 coins were extant of the original mintage, the remainder were melted as being unsold. The mirrored fields are colored an even orange-gold. There is one small area of brilliance just below the ear of the frosted head, giving the appearance of a sparkling gem earring. The reverse is equally attractive from the standpoint of color, but there is some light porosity at the O in DOLLAR, and to the right of the 1 between it and the wreath. These minor imperfections may keep the coin technically out of a finer class, but rest assured that this will be a very popular item in the sale. (NGC ID# 25E3, PCGS# 7610)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    April, 1998
    4th Saturday
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