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    Exceedingly Rare 1885 Five Dollar, Proof 55 NGC

    1885 $5 PR55 NGC. From an original mintage of only 66 proofs, few are known to survive today in all grades combined. Akers estimates that probably less than 25 survive. Breen lists it as "Extremely rare, more so than its mintage suggests; enough so as to be almost a forgotten coin."
    The date is placed to the left and the peak of the 1 is much nearer to the bust point than the tip of the 5 is to the right end of the truncation. Although obviously circulated for a short time, ample reflectivity still shows in the fields and protected areas. A number of marks and abrasions has collected overall, a single diagonal one is mentioned over star 13 for future identification purposes. Deep copper-red color.(#8480) (Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 28CN, PCGS# 8480)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2004
    29th-30th Thursday-Friday
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