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    Amazing PR68 Cameo 1884 Gold Dollar

    1884 G$1 PR68 Cameo NGC. This remarkable Superb Gem Cameo proof has amazing, essentially flawless mirrored fields that complement the frosted, highly lustrous devices. The fields exhibit the standard watery appearance of contemporary proof gold coins. A few imperceptible planchet flakes require a glass to see clearly. Proof gold dollars are wonderful type coins, since they are the most affordable of all gold denominations. The present piece represents the finest existing quality for the denomination.
    This is only the second PR68 Cameo example of the date that we have ever offered, the earlier appearances in July 2005 and January 2006 representing just one coin. The two coins are the only two that NGC has graded PR68 regardless of designation, and are tied for the finest known examples. For the entire series from 1849 to 1889, NGC has only certified 12 gold dollars in PR68, including resubmissions. PCGS has never graded a PR68 gold dollar of any date.
    The mintage of 1,006 proofs began a run of high mintage proof gold dollars that continued through the series' end in 1889. Apparently, all of the 1884 proofs were struck from a single die pair. Despite the mintage, these coins are still rare, especially in Gem and finer grades. The date is dramatically doubled, the first entry slanting sharply up to the right and then corrected. The repunching is especially prominent on the 1 and 8, but it is also visible on the 8 and 4. Census: 2 in 68 Cameo, none finer (6/09).
    From The Wisconsin Gold Type Set Collection.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 25EU, PCGS# 87634)

    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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