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    1879 Gold Dollar, PR66+ Deep Cameo
    Rare as a Proof
    Only One Numerically Finer

    1879 G$1 PR66+ Deep Cameo PCGS Secure. CAC. The proof 1879 gold dollar is an exceedingly rare coin in any grade; only 30 examples were struck, and it is believed that only about half of those exist today, with two being permanently housed in the Smithsonian Institution. Its business strike counterparts, however, with a low mintage of 3,000 pieces, include many coins that are deeply prooflike and these are often mistaken for proofs. True proofs, however, as is seen on the present coin, show signs of heavy die polishing. This coin displays incredible field-motif contrast, with virtually flawless surfaces and deep orange-gold color. The strike is bold, as one would expect on a proof, and the eye appeal is seemingly unmatched. Population: 2 in 66 (1 in 66+) Deep Cameo, 1 finer (7/14).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 25EN, PCGS# 97629)

    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, 2014
    5th-9th Tuesday-Saturday
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