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    PR66+ ★ Ultra Cameo 1895 Eagle
    Infrequently Offered, Finest Certified

    1895 $10 PR66+ ★ Ultra Cameo NGC. Just 56 examples were struck for the proof version of the 1895 ten dollar. The certification services record an unusually high number of grading "events" relative to that original mintage, a fact that prompted the authors of the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins to caution that while certification rates were high, auction appearances were infrequent. A glance through the thin slate of offerings in our Permanent Auction Archives offers ample confirmation of the fact.
    In an interesting twist, the highest-graded representatives of the proof 1895 ten dollar issue are all coins in the top contrast category at their respective services. PCGS has two PR66 Deep Cameo specimens that are possible candidates for the finest example known. The three finest examples of this proof issue certified by NGC all rated PR66 and Ultra Cameo: one with no further modification, one with a Star designation, and the present PR66+ Ultra Cameo survivor, which is the finest of them all (3/11).
    Both sides of this coin gleam sun-yellow in the fields, while the emergent devices are decisively detailed and amply frosted, yielding an impressive black-and-gold appearance. The surfaces are remarkably smooth and free of post-striking flaws; even typical at-time-of-striking aspects such as orange-peel texture are minimized. A small planchet flake between stars 4 and 5 on the obverse may serve as a pedigree marker for some future second chance at this marvelous coin.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28G2, PCGS# 98835)

    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
    Apr-May, 2011
    27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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