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    Superb Ultra Cameo Proof 1881 Gold Dollar

    1881 G$1 PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC. Only 87 proof gold dollars were struck in 1881, but the occasional offering of first-strike business strikes has tended to cloud the issue of this date's availability, as both were struck from the same dies. Probably no more than 35-40 proofs are believed known today. This is a superlative example that has deeply mirrored fields that go absolutely black when angled just so under a light. The devices are very heavily frosted and give the coin its stark cameo appearance. Examination with a magnifier reveals the lovely orange-peel finish seen on many proof gold coins from this era. Census: 2 in 67, 0 finer (11/05).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 25ER, PCGS# 7631)

    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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    December, 2005
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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