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    Choice Ultra Cameo 1887 Gold Dollar

    1887 G$1 PR64 Ultra Cameo NGC. The Guide Book reports a mintage of 1,043 proofs were struck. For a 19th century gold proof, this figure is relatively high. Yet according to the 9/06 NGC Census, only 59 proof 1887 gold dollars have been certified by the service, regardless of grade or cameo designation. At least a portion of these are resubmissions. The question arises, what happened to most of the proof mintage? One possible explanation was that the gold dollar was a popular denomination for love tokens. Since gold dollars did not circulate in the 1880s, the best way to obtain an example was to purchase a proof from the mint. Jewelers then planed the reverse to provide a surface for initials or a personal inscription. Fortunately, the present intricately struck example avoided such a fate. A thin vertical mark is noted east of the prominent 1. Census: 2 in 64 Ultra Cameo, 4 finer (9/06).(Registry values: P1) (PCGS# 97637)

    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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    October, 2006
    24th-25th Tuesday-Wednesday
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