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    1885 Five Dollar, Gem Proof 66 Ultra Cameo

    1885 $5 PR66 Deep Cameo 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. The fields are deeply mirrored with the characteristic "orange-peel" appearance and contrast drastically against the deeply frosted devices. Both sides are essentially untoned with a rich, golden finish. For pedigree purposes, a tiny horizontal scratch is seen to the left of Liberty's throat, and a contact mark is visible on her chin. A rare opportunity for the gold specialist. Population: 3 in 66 Deep Cameo, 1 finer (4/05).(#98480) (Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 37X8, PCGS# 98480)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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