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    Finest Certified 1868 Proof Gold Dollar
    PR66+ Ultra Cameo

    1868 G$1 PR66+ Ultra Cameo NGC. The mintage figures for proof gold dollars during and immediately after the Civil War are tiny by any measure, ranging from 25 to 50 proofs per year and 25 for the 1868. NGC and PCGS combined have seen only 17 certifications, including non-Cameo, Cameo, and Ultra/Deep Cameo coins, and it is a sure bet that a number of those are resubmissions. The number of true unimpaired proofs could be as few as a dozen, although some deeply mirrored business strikes have passed incorrectly as proofs on occasion, for example the Eliasberg coin. Garrett and Guth note in their gold reference that all true proofs are stuck in medal turn rather than coin turn, so that the two sides align at top and bottom. That characteristic appears on this no-questions example, with further confirmation coming from the slight orange-peel effect appearing in the fields. This piece is sharply detailed throughout. Brightly reflective yellow-gold surfaces display green highlights and a strong gold-on-black cameo contrast. The sole finest at NGC, finer than any at PCGS, and the only certified Ultra Cameo (6/11).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 25EB, PCGS# 97618)

    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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