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    1889 Gold Dollar, PR66 Cameo
    Final Year of Mintage

    1889 G$1 PR66 Cameo PCGS. Although its days as a stalwart medium of exchange and favored denomination had long since passed, the tiny gold dollar hung on until 1889, a full 50 years of up-and-down production. 1,779 proofs were made in the final year -- a record number, perhaps anticipating a big farewell, but grading events at PCGS and NGC suggest much of the mintage did not sell and either was placed into circulation or melted. This example shows areas of weakness at Liberty's headdress, where missing feathers are the result of die lapping and polishing, and ERT of LIBERTY is effaced. Die flaws aside, this Premium Gem Cameo proof is boldly struck and attractive. Deep mirrored fields contrast with frosted motifs with no evidence of hairlines or other distractions. Nice lemon-gold surfaces show large areas of orange overtones. No Cameo proof is graded finer at PCGS. Population: 5 in 66 Cameo, 0 finer (4/14).(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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    June, 2014
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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