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    Amazing PR66 Cameo 1888 Gold Dollar

    1888 G$1 PR66 Cameo NGC. CAC. The 1888 proof gold dollar is an interesting issue. While it is not a rare coin in proof format with a mintage of 1,079 pieces, it is a highly collectible date and one that has also been confused in the past with first-strike business strikes. According to Garrett and Guth, Virgil Brand owned 10 pieces of this date. They also make the interesting observation that the obverse die was used on proofs struck between 1862 and 1873, with the feathers partially polished out of the headdress. This is a spectacular jewel from the gold dollar series. The fields are deeply reflective and go "black" at most angles. The devices are noticeably frosted which set up the cameo contrast on each side. As indicated by the CAC designation, this is a superior coin even for such a lofty grade of PR66. The surfaces are seemingly perfect. Census: 18 in 66 Cameo, 6 finer (6/08).(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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    Jul-Aug, 2008
    30th-3rd Wednesday-Sunday
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