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Sale 63

Lot 1481

1882. PCGS graded Proof 64 Cameo CAC Approved. A dazzling untoned cameo Proof and a Premium Quality coin for the grade. Only 76 Proofs struck for this low mintage date. With an extant population of perhaps 40-50 coins, the 1882 is one of the more frequently encountered issues in the Proof Three-dollar gold series. That being said, we do not mean to imply that the 1882 is "common," for such a word has no place when referring a Proof 19th century gold coin struck in the U.S. Mint. Indeed, the 1882 is a legitimately rare coin that, when offered at all, often grades much lower than present level.

Attractive in all regards, this boldly contrasted near-Gem possesses deeply mirrored fields that form a grand arena for the satiny, sharply impressed devices. The color is an even yellow-gold blend, and we note that the fields appear to "go black" as the coin is tilted away from a light. None but the most trivial hairlines are present, while these features do little more than define the Proof 64 grade. A truly commendable specimen that would grace any collection by its presence. Pop 4; 1 in 64+ Cameo, 2 in 65 Cameo. (PCGS # 88046) .
Estimated Value $11,000 - 12,000.

Realized $24,725

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