Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 65

Lot 2049

1901. PCGS graded Proof 66 Deep Cameo. Magnificent rich golden color throughout. Only 140 struck. Beginning in 1902 (the year after this coin) on the gold Half Eagles, and continuing through the end of the Proof issues in 1907, the Philadelphia Mint struck Proofs with semi-brilliant, if not completely brilliant devices. This finish, which was born out of a change in production methods at the Mint, is that which is typically seen on survivors of this 1901 delivery, but the present coin has strong Cameo contrast, instead, from the devices. A nice overlay of mint frost highlights the fully brought up devices. The fields are deeply mirrored with reflectivity that shines powerfully at all angles. Blemish-free, or essentially so, with undeniable condition rarity. Pop 1; none finer (PCGS # 98496) .
Estimated Value $35,000 - 38,000.

Realized $40,365

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