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    Finest Certified 1879 PR 66 Cameo Double Eagle, Ex: Trompeter

    1879 PR 66 Cameo NGC. Ex: Trompeter. An exceedingly rare proof double eagle, one of a mere 30 pieces that were originally produced in 1879. Of that number, Akers estimates that only 10 or 11 pieces are extant, while Breen states that only 8-10 pieces survived. The fields are dark, black pools of reflectiveness and the devices (even the lettering) are heavily frosted. For pedigree purposes, a tiny, curled fragment of foreign material adhered to the die during striking and caused a tiny indention in Liberty's cheek near the ear. Current population figures show a total of just seven proof 1879 double eagles by both major grading services, none of which come closer than two points of this supremely preserved specimen. Population: 1 in 66, none finer (2/00). (NGC ID# 26DY, PCGS# 9095)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    May, 2000
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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