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    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.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2003
    18th-20th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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