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    1897 Ten Dollar, PR64 Deep Cameo
    Scarce, Low-Mintage Issue

    1897 $10 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. The mintage figure for this late 19th century issue has been stated for years as 69 pieces, and is currently listed that way in the 2014 Guide Book. Garrett and Guth, however, writing in their Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins (2008), list the mintage for this proof issue as 86 coins. Regardless of which number is correct (or if neither is correct) the 1897 is certainly a low-mintage date that has seen a low rate of survivorship. PCGS and NGC have graded a combined total of 30 coins, yet Garrett and Guth insist that a mere 20 to 25 pieces actually exist.

    This gorgeous example is fully struck and shows the expected degree of field-to-device contrast in abundance on both sides. The deep-mirror reflectivity in the jet-black fields is fathomless, and the golden devices are richly frosted. A few faint rough patches in the left obverse field keep this lovely piece from a numerically finer grade. Population: 3 in 64 Deep Cameo, 1 finer (4/14).
    From The Cathedral West Collection.(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28G4, PCGS# 98837)

    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
    June, 2014
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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