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    Snow-White, Premium Gem Cameo Proof 1879 Trade Dollar

    1879 T$1 PR66 Cameo NGC. In the 1993 book Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia, Bowers states of this issue: "Most specimens were saved, but with varying degrees of care. Examples are readily available, for a price, in the different grade levels from Proof-60 to Proof-65." The author says nothing about the availability of premium quality Gems. We can, however, state that the 1879 Trade dollar is a challenging coin to locate at the PR66 level, especially with a Cameo designation. This is a truly lovely representative whose snow-white features are richly frosted over the devices and deeply reflective in the fields. There is not a single ill-defined feature, nor are there any grade-limiting blemishes. The top of the 8 in the date is incomplete from a chipped logotype punch. It seems that most, if not all proof 1879 Trade dollars display this feature. Census: 36 in 66 Cameo, 10 finer (7/06).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27YR, PCGS# 87059)

    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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    Auction Dates
    August, 2006
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
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