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    1888 Gold Dollar, PR65 Cameo
    Nicely Contrasted and Well-Balanced

    1888 G$1 PR65 Cameo NGC. If one looks at the number of proof 1888 gold dollars offered at auction over the years, this date appears more plentiful than it actually is. Years ago, first-strike business strikes, of which there are many with a mintage of only 15,501 pieces, were confused with actual proofs. To further confuse matters, one of the die pairings used for circulation strikes was later used also to produce proofs. This piece is easily identifiable as a proof, both by its appearance as well as its diagnostics. The fields are deeply mirrored with significant mint frost over the devices, the combination creating the Cameo effect. A few lint marks are scattered over each side, another comforting sign of proof production. The bright yellow-gold surfaces show a slight tinge of reddish patina around the margins. Census: 14 in 65 Cameo, 24 finer (5/11).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 25EY, PCGS# 87638)

    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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    Auction Dates
    August, 2011
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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