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1888 Gold Dollar, PR66 Deep Cameo
1888 G$1 PR66 Deep Cameo PCGS. JD-1, High R.4. Ex: Simpson.
The Philadelphia Mint struck a generous mintage of 1,079 proof gold
dollars in 1888, to accompany a business-strike production of
15,501 examples. The proofs were all struck from a single pair of
dies, but those dies were also used to strike regular-issue coinage
that year, making it difficult to differentiate between the
formats. John Dannreuther suggests die alignment as the most
reliable diagnostic, as the proofs show either 10 or 25 degrees CCW
rotation on the reverse. The surviving population numbers 150-225
examples in all grades.
Registry Grade Example
This delightful Premium Gem exhibits sharply detailed design elements throughout and the deeply mirrored fields contrast profoundly with the frosty devices. The bright yellow-gold surfaces are free of post-strike impairments and a small planchet flaw below the 1 in the denomination is the only useful pedigree marker. This coin is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts and is the plate coin for United States Proof Coins, volume IV: Gold by John Dannreuther. Population: 3 in 66 Deep Cameo, 1 finer (4/20).
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25EY, PCGS# 97638)
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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