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    Noteworthy Gem Proof 1868 Gold Dollar

    1868 PR 65 Cameo NGC. A rare proof gold dollar striking, one of a scant 25 pieces reported to have been struck on February 20 of that year. The watery, lighted frosted surfaces give the immediate appearance of a proof, but its status is assured by a slightly higher placement of the date and medallic die alignment (Breen says that most, but not all 1868 proofs are medallically aligned.) Future identification of this piece can be made easier by a pair of tiny planchet flakes, as struck, to the left of the date. An important offering of proof U.S. gold, vastly underrated in comparison to later gold dollar issues with four-figure mintages. Population: 1 in 65, 1 finer (4/99). (NGC ID# AWWB, PCGS# 7618)

    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, 1999
    3rd-4th Thursday-Friday
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