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    1874 Trade Dollar, PR65 Cameo
    Colorful Toning, Bold Contrast

    1874 T$1 PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. This sensational Gem Cameo proof Trade dollar displays excellent contrast between the fields and devices. Full mint frost covers the motifs on both sides, surrounded by deeply mirrored fields. The obverse features lovely rainbow iridescence near the borders, while the reverse is completely toned in steel-blue, sea-green, and rose hues.

    Population Data (9/15): PCGS data show four submissions in PR65 Cameo (one PR65+ Cameo) and one PR66 Cameo finer. NGC reports 10 PR65 Cameo submissions, and one each in PR66 Cameo and PR67 Cameo finer. This piece is among two in PR65 Cameo with the green CAC approval.

    Heritage Commentary: A total of 700 Trade dollar proofs was struck in 1874. Coins were distributed to numismatists primarily in proof sets. However, 175 specimens remained on hand at the Mint in January 1875 and were sold at face value. Dave Bowers (1993) explains that "the rate of retaining [1874 proof dollars] was not high, and today hundreds of pieces have been lost. These pieces were simply spent for face value, as was also the case for many 1873 Proofs -- accounting for the impaired Proofs occasionally seen today." This amazing Cameo-designated Gem proof is as pristine as the day it was struck, save for the added layer of colorful toning.

    Provenance: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2008), lot 893.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 27YK, PCGS# 87054)

    Weight: 27.22 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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