Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Amazing 1886 Gem Cameo Proof Eagle

    1886 $10 PR66 Cameo NGC. One of only 60 proofs of this date, the scarcity of this date speaks of a much rarer coin. Only 15-18 pieces can be accounted for, with only four pieces making the Gem category at both services, combined. A stunning white on black cameoed proof. This coin has it all: exceptional eye appeal, confirmed rarity, and status as one of the finest known. If one were to look very closely a few very slight, wispy hairlines (not from cleaning) could be discerned, but these really have very little effect on the overall eye appeal of this marvelous coin. As stated, there is a stark cameo contrast on each side that gives the coin an immediate, but lasting, eye appeal. There is a slight planchet mark, visible with a magnifying glass, running down from the lowest point of the 12th star. A must-see coin for the advanced gold enthusiast. Population: 1 in 66, 1 finer (7/03).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28FR, PCGS# 88826)

    Weight: 16.72 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2003
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 612

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $6) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 26 days left to consign to the 2021 January 21 - 22 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Platinum & Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The outcome of the auction far exceeded my best hopes and would not likely have been as successful with out your sound advice on where to present the coin and how best to set the reserve. Throughout the process your availability , support and knowledge were exceptional.
    Mike K.,
    Mahpopac, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search