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    1875 Select Proof Gold Dollar

    1875 PR 63 PCGS. As rare, desirable, and well known as the business strikes are from 1875, the proofs are twice as difficult to obtain. Yet, they remain consistently overlooked, possibly because of the confusion in the past between legitimate proofs and prooflike business strikes that have been offered as proofs. This issue has been extensively studied over the past twenty years and the diagnostics of each are now well known, and this piece exhibits all the diagnostics for proofs. Only 20 were originally produced with the most generous estimate of the number extant today being "possibly 15" (Breen). While this piece is not among the finest known, the fields do still retain considerable depth of reflectivity in spite of a few light hairlines. Both sides exhibit light reddish patina and there are a few tiny contact marks scattered about, none of which are obvious enough to the unaided eye to warrant individual mention. Population: 2 in PR 63, 10 finer (10/98). (NGC ID# 25EJ, PCGS# 7625)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 1999
    6th-8th Wednesday-Friday
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