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    Overlooked Proof 1869 Gold Dollar

    1869 PR 64 PCGS. The 1869 proof gold dollar is a major gold rarity, but it has all too often passed unnoticed as such. Only 25 proofs were struck with an estimated 12-15 pieces believed extant today. The obverse has no contrast between the fields and devices, but the contrast on the reverse is quite pronounced with much deeper reflectivity in the fields than we have seen on other examples. There are just a few tiny contact marks and hairlines in the fields that account for the grade, as well as a shallow planchet flake out of the right obverse field. Population: 5 in 64, none are finer (6/96). (NGC ID# 25EC, PCGS# 7619)

    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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    Auction Dates
    August, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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