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    Superb Gem Proof 1888 Gold Dollar
    Dramatic Cameo Contrast

    1888 G$1 PR67 Cameo NGC. A generous mintage of 1,079 proof gold dollars was accomplished in 1888, the penultimate year for the denomination. Experts suggest as many as 150-200 coins may still be extant in all proof grades. Speculation in the denomination was widespread at the time, and a number of high-grade business-strike specimens were saved by collectors, as well as some truly spectacular proofs, like the present coin. This magnificent Superb Gem features sharply detailed design elements and pleasing yellow-gold surfaces, with a few accents of green. The frosty devices contrast boldly with the mirrored fields creating a startling cameo effect. Terrific eye appeal complements the high technical grade. Census: 5 in 67 Cameo, 3 finer (8/12).(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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    October, 2012
    18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
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