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    Gem Proof 1888 Gold Dollar
    Interesting Obverse Die Anomaly

    1888 G$1 PR65 PCGS Secure. According to the Breen Proof Encyclopedia, the 1888 proof gold dollars are seen with ERT in LIBERTY normal or weak, indicating at least two different obverses for the coinage of 957 pieces. This piece shows a clear LIB, a faint E, and most of RT absent, while only the right half of Y is visible. Some minor extra outlines around some of the letters in DOLLAR are also as noted in the Breen reference. This Gem proof is medium yellow-gold with considerable contrast, although undesignated as Cameo. Light field chatter on each side prevents an even finer grade but appears only under a loupe. Population: 30 in 65, 10 finer (6/12).(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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    August, 2012
    2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
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