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    Cameo Gem Proof 1889 Gold Dollar
    A Final-Year Beauty

    1889 G$1 PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. The gold dollar, which began in 1849 as a way to use the precious metal discovered in California, ended 40 years later as a delicacy for the East Coast elite. The last six proof gold dollar issues each have four-figure mintages and are far and away the most accessible examples of classic proof gold coinage. This Cameo Gem proof from the last year of gold dollar production has quality contrast between reflective medium-yellow fields and boldly impressed, well-frosted devices. A handful of tiny faults away from the portrait account for the grade but have little impact on the eye appeal. Population: 4 in 65 Cameo, 4 finer (3/12).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 25EZ, PCGS# 87639)

    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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    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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