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    Upper-End PR64 1879 Gold Dollar

    1879 G$1 PR64 PCGS. The 1879 proof gold dollar is a tricky issue. Only 30 proofs were struck and apparently the same dies were used on both proofs and business strikes. As a result, the availability of this date is skewed by old auction appearances when first-strike business strikes were offered as proofs. When viewing this coin, there is absolutely no doubt about its proof status. The fields are deeply mirrored on each side with a strong presence of mint frost over the devices, giving the coin a notable (although unacknowledged) cameo contrast. Close examination with a magnifier reveals a few wispy hairlines, a couple of tiny planchet flaws, and rich orange-gold color that is interspersed with the occasional dash of lilac. Population: 3 in 64, 2 finer (3/06).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25EN, PCGS# 7629)

    Weight: 1.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2006
    26th-29th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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