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    1874 Gold Dollar, PR64+ Ultra Cameo
    Extraordinarily Contrasted Surfaces

    1874 G$1 PR64+ Ultra Cameo NGC. CAC. Ex: Simpson. A remarkably low 20 proofs were struck of the 1874 gold dollar. This date is widely known as one of the most common in the series in business strike format, but proofs are so infrequently offered most collectors do not have a good grasp of their true rarity. There may only be 5-6 proofs known today in spite of much higher certification numbers (12 occurrences have been recorded as non-Cameo, Cameo, and Deep/Ultra Cameo). This is an astonishing coin and certainly deserving of both the Plus designation as well as Ultra Cameo. The fields are extraordinarily deep in their mirrored reflectivity and contrast sharply against the heavily frosted devices. There are really no reportable post-striking defects, just a couple of minor planchet flaws. One is located on the obverse just below the A in STATES, and on the reverse a lint mark is seen to the left of the denomination and there is a tiny planchet flake near the rim at 3 o'clock.
    From The Bob Simpson Collection.(Registry values: P8) (PCGS# 97624)

    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, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
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