Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 65

Lot 2156

1902. PCGS graded Proof 64 Cameo PQ. A blazing brilliant proof example exhibiting uniform golden-orange color on both sides. An absolute beauty with far fewer hairlines than one would expect for a Proof-64 thus our Premium Quality designation. Only 114 Proofs struck. Date a little above center. New reverse hub of 1900-07 having the back of the eagle's neck smooth. Because 1902 has the lowest business strike mintage of the period (1893-1907), there has been created extra demand for the Proofs from date collectors.

A coin that has done remarkably well to stay out of harms way all these years! Of the small number of Double Eagle Proofs minted in this low total mintage year (choice Mint original business strikes are also scarce as hen's teeth), recent approximations put the number of survivors at roughly half of the original Proof total or 55 to 60 pieces. From this esteemed group, many have little or no field-to-device contrast. This eye appealing Cameo specimen, on the other hand, is comprised of deep glassy brilliant fields balanced by strong enough contrast to have earned the coveted "Cameo" title. Indeed, this is the only PCGS Certified in its category by the service! Timeless quality for a special collector of Proof gold coins. Pop 1; 1 finer in 65 (PCGS # 89118) .
Estimated Value $40,000 - 45,000.

Realized $46,000

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