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    PR64+ 1888 Gold Dollar

    1888 G$1 PR64+ NGC. This fully struck near-Gem displays lemon-tinted centers and orange-gold margins. The flashy fields are void of contact marks or hairlines. Despite a mintage of 1,079 pieces, the proof 1888 is very scarce. That is because a majority of proofs between 1884 and 1889 were purchased by jewelers instead of collectors, and the jewelers altered the pieces into love tokens, a fad of the era. Proofs were utilized because after several years of low commercial mintages, gold dollars were no longer available from circulation.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 25EY, PCGS# 7638)

    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
    December, 2011
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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