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    Very Rare 1879 Proof Gold Dollar

    1879 G$1 PR64 Cameo NGC. Unlike the proof Gold Dollars from the 1880s, the 1879 is a very rare issue. Of the 30 proofs struck, it is estimated that today only 15-18 pieces survive in all grades. This is a deeply mirrored piece that shows rich reddish-orange color over both sides and significant contrast between the fields and devices. A few small contact marks are located in the fields on each side, but there is only one surface flaw that might be used as a future pedigree identifier: a short planchet flaw just to the right of the 9 in the date.
    From the Genaitis Collection of 1879 Coinage. (PCGS# 87629)

    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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    Auction Dates
    August, 2001
    8th-11th Wednesday-Saturday
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