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    1886 Gold Dollar, PR66 Cameo
    Pleasing Field-Device Contrast

    1886 G$1 PR66 Cameo NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1886 gold dollar had one of the higher proof mintages of the series (1,016 coins), and is proportionately more available than the earlier, lower-mintage proofs. In high grades, however, rarity prevails, as this issue is quite challenging in Premium Gem condition. Evidence suggests that many examples of this issue were mishandled by Mint personnel at the time of manufacture, and this likely accounts for some of the lower-grade and slightly impaired pieces known to collectors.

    This example displays heavy mint frost on the devices and boasts sharp striking details. Deep mirroring in the fields completes the Cameo appearance. Portions of the border dentils are not fully formed, a common occurrence on examples of this type. Census: 14 in 66 Cameo (1 in 66+ Cameo, 1 in 66 Cameo), 5 finer (8/14).
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 25EW, PCGS# 87636)

    Weight: 1.70 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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