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    Rare 1881 Gold Dollar, PR 65 PCGS

    1881 G$1 PR 65 PCGS. Since most extant proofs and business strikes of this issue were struck from the same die pair, and the business strikes are often prooflike, unscrupulous dealers have had little trouble offering examples of the latter as proof specimens. Of the original 87 proofs produced, perhaps 35-40 are extant today. This beautiful survivor displays bold cameo contrast between the glassy fields and the crisp, frosty devices. The color is a rich reddish-gold shade that is suggestive of originality. NGC and PCGS combined report only seven examples in PR 65 with a lone PR 66 PCGS specimen finer (7/00). A wonderful opportunity for the gold collector to acquire a high grade example of a proof delivery that was conspicuously absent from the Eliasberg Collection (Bowers & Merena, 10/82).
    From the Richard Allen Collection. (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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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