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    1878 Trade Dollar, PR65+ Cameo
    First Philadelphia Proof-Only Issue

    1878 T$1 PR65+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. Although regular-issue Trade dollars were produced by the Carson City and San Francisco Mints in 1878, the Philadelphia Mint struck only proofs. A mere 900 pieces were issued, and the present coin is one of the better examples extant. Magnificent rainbow toning envelops the surfaces with violet, blue, red, and green toning on both sides with a circular window of pale russet on the obverse and lemon-yellow shades around the Liberty's portrait.

    The sharply struck devices display delightful cameo contrast against the watery fields, which is duly recognized by the Cameo designation as well as the Plus designation. This well-preserved, high-end Gem has great eye appeal and would make a wonderful addition to any proof or Trade dollar collection. Population: 5 in 65 (2 in 65+) Cameo, 9 finer. CAC: 5 in 65, 2 finer (2/17).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27YP, PCGS# 87058)

    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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    April, 2017
    4th-6th Tuesday-Thursday
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