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    Finest Known 1880 Gold Dollar--PR 67

    1880 PR 67 Cameo NGC. Ex: Pittman. The description from the Pittman catalog reads in part: "36 Proofs minted. This is an outstanding specimen that ranks as one of the finest examples known among the 20-25 Proofs still in existence. It has a light filmy haze that imparts an almost blue cast to the otherwise deep yellow gold color. There are a few very faint hairlines visible beneath the film, but none of them are worthy of special mention and they are effectively concealed by the cloudy toning. There is a lint mark running from a denticle to the left of the U in UNITED to the base of the U, and then curling out into the field below it. The wreath tops are solidly joined, in contrast to the business strikes where they are not. There is also a broad frosted area around the top end of each side of the wreath that is much more prominent on Proofs than it is on the business strikes. Finally, when viewed edge-on, Proofs are decidedly different from the business strikes, since the edge of a Proof is broad and square, as well as "thicker" due to the double striking under extra pressure." The only PR 67 certified to date (5/98) by either service with the next finest being PR 65 coins.
    Ex: John J. Pittman Auction (Akers, 10/97), lot 917; purchased by JJP from Abe Kosoff in February 1970 while attending the NASC Convention in Los Angeles. (NGC ID# 25EP, PCGS# 7630)

    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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    Auction Dates
    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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