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    1881 Gold Dollar, PR64 Cameo
    Paltry 87-Coin Mintage

    1881 G$1 PR64 Cameo NGC. Despite the prevalence of fully prooflike circulation strike 1881 gold dollars, the Mint only struck a small quantity of 87 proofs (40 to 50 pieces survive). The former are often mistaken for the latter, but proofs can be distinguished by a small unfinished area in the die between the lower part of the D in DOLLAR and the left wreath. Dramatic field-device contrast is the hallmark of this Choice example with frosty devices surrounded by jet-black fields. A few tiny contact marks limit the grade. Census: 7 in 64 Cameo, 5 finer (4/15).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25ES, PCGS# 87631)

    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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    June, 2015
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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