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    1877 Gold Dollar, Reflective PR65
    Elusive in All Grades

    1877 G$1 PR65 NGC. This Gem proof 1877 gold dollar is certified in an old-style NGC "no line fatty" holder. A perceptible orange-peel effect due to improper die annealing appears on both sides, and a loupe reveals some small dotlike planchet impressions of little significance on the portrait of Liberty. Both the proof and circulation-strike issues of this evocative date were produced in limited numbers, 20 of the former and 3,900 of the latter. This coin's yellow-orange fields sparkle with reflectivity and contrast nicely against the deeper reddish-orange, frosted devices on each side, producing an appealing degree of cameo contrast.

    As one might expect from an issue of only 20 proof coins (and a denomination whose proof examples were often subjected to multiple indignities including frequent mounting as jewelry or being spent outright during hard times), Gem survivors of the 1877 are quite rare: NGC and PCGS currently report only a single PR65 each (7/16). Several other examples are certified in the Cameo or Deep/Ultra Cameo grades, but the population data are clearly riddled with duplications.
    From The Twelve Oaks Collection.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 25EL, PCGS# 7627)

    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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