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    NGC 1888 PR 65. Cameo Quite literally, this is what one looks for when choosing a brilliant proof specimen of a gold coin--matte proofs excepted. The surfaces are deep mirrors and they possess the "orange peel" texture that is so often present on proof gold. The devices--all of them--are heavily frosted creating a very strong cameo effect that is almost a requirement of the finer gold collector. A couple of tiny hairlines visible under magnification are mentioned, but do not detract from the beauty of this fine coin. This is tied with 3 other NGC specimens as being the finest they have thus far (4/94), certified. (NGC ID# 7KB7, PCGS# 7914)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Jul-Aug, 1994
    30th-2nd Saturday-Tuesday
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    Due completely to Heritage's thoroughly diligent and professional management and promotion of the collection, the faraday Collection stirred national attention among numismatists and the auction results brought a gross value greater than that last estimated by the experienced collector.
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