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    1869 PR64 Cameo Gold Dollar
    Perhaps 15 Pieces Survive

    1869 G$1 PR64 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Due to the considerable difference in size, collectors often fail to realize that the obverse design of the Type Three gold dollar is the same as that of the three dollar gold piece. Dr. Robert Loewinger's interesting Proof Gold Coinage of the United States mentions a curious feature little noticed on proof gold dollars made during the years 1862-73 and 1875-76: Lapping typically produces a tiny mirrored area within the middle of the first feather in the headdress, with a smaller area between the tops of feathers 4 and 5 and an even smaller area between feathers 5 and 6. The proof mintage of the 1869 gold dollar was a minuscule 25 pieces, and today perhaps 15 pieces survive. All are very rare. Garrett and Guth note that most pieces, such as the present example, are "Choice at best," with "raised reverse die scratches that, at first, appeared to be deep hairlines." This is a bright, deeply mirrored coin that has significant mint luster over the devices, producing the desirable cameo effect. By way of identification, a razor-thin mark angles down from the bust of Liberty on the obverse; on the reverse a curved lint mark is below the 9 in the date. Population: 1 in 64 Cameo, 1 finer (11/12).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2009), lot 2395.
    From The Ives Devos Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 27N2, PCGS# 87619)

    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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