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    1867 Liberty Eagle, PR64+ Cameo
    50 Pieces Struck
    Finest-Certified PCGS Example

    1867 $10 PR64+ Cameo PCGS Secure. CAC. Despite having one of the higher proof mintages of the period (still only a paltry 50 pieces), the proof 1867 gold ten dollar is no more available today than are those issues with 25 and 30-coin mintages, and is arguably rarer in high grades. Most survival estimates suggest no more than a dozen examples are extant in all grades, though the two leading certification services report having seen only eight individual coins, counting an unknown number of resubmissions. Of these, two are slightly impaired, grading PR53 and PR55 at PCGS. A Gem Cameo example (grade, per Garrett and Guth) resides in the National Numismatic Collection in the Smithsonian Institution, out of reach of collectors, while the finest-known representative is a sole PR66 Cameo coin at NGC (1/15).

    This piece is an exceptional Choice example, with sharp, heavily frosty devices and remarkably deep mirroring in the fields. Warm honey-gold color engulfs each side, though the fields display areas of milky patina, attesting to the originality of the surfaces. Contact marks are seemingly nonexistent, and only a few wispy hairlines in the fields preclude a finer numeric grade.

    Produced chiefly for inclusion in proof sets with the other gold denominations of the period, the proof ten dollar pieces are every bit as rare as their sought-after double eagle counterparts, and in many cases are rarer. Early proof gold issues are among the most highly prized relics in 19th century numismatics, and this Choice representative of the 1867 ten dollar issue is a must-have for the advanced proof gold or Liberty eagle specialist. Its sheer rarity alone makes it worthy of special attention. Population: 1 in 64 (1 in 64+) Cameo, 0 finer (1/15).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 3YBM, PCGS# 88807)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    Feb-Mar, 2015
    26th-1st Thursday-Sunday
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