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Lot 4444

1895 $5 Liberty. NGC graded Proof 67 Ultra Cameo. NGC serial #1827382-008. A blazing golden gem. Well struck and perhaps the finest known. Only 81 proofs struck. Incredible glass-smooth mirror fields highlight the perfection of the finely frosted reliefs that appear suspended above them. The obverse fields offers a flavor of the orange-peel texture generally identified with later Proof dates after the turn of the century. The sharpness of the strike may be gauged by the Proof surface within the stripes of the reverse shield. With a Proof mintage of only 81 pieces, this date is outstandingly rare by any measure. In this superlative Ultra-Cameo quality, however, the coin is rarer yet.

The Dannreuther-Garrett 10-year auction record lists 10 appearances of 1895 Proofs, only one described as Proof-67 CAM. The NGC Census Report notes that while five Ultra-Cameo pieces have been certified, exactly one has been certified as Superb. A more perfect example of Liberty Proof Gold would be difficult to imagine. NGC Proof 67 Ultra Cameo. Pop 2; None finer at NGC. (PCGS # 8490) .
Estimated Value $60,000 - 70,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $80,500

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