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    Gem Cameo Proof 1861 Gold Dollar

    1861 G$1 PR65 Cameo PCGS. The reported mintage for this date was an incredible 349 coins, yet the number of survivors suggests a much smaller mintage. There is little doubt that quite a few of these pieces were melted in 1862, after remaining unsold. Only about 25 or 30 examples of this proof issue still survive, less than 10% of the recorded mintage. Most other gold proofs of this era have a survival rate in the range of 50% or even greater. This piece is a glorious Gem with brilliant light yellow color. The fields are deeply mirrored and the devices are highly lustrous, imparting a wonderful cameo appearance. Population: 3 in 65, 0 finer (10/06).(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25E4, PCGS# 87611)

    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, 2006
    29th-30th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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