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Lot 1048

1856. PCGS graded Proof 65 Cameo. CAC Approved. It has been estimated that as few as 35 to 50 Proofs are thought to survive today, pointing to of higher mintages in 1856 that, while stated as 50 by most authorities, might have approached 100 coins, although the exact number was not recorded.

The date is slightly right of center on the Proof issues, with the shield point entirely left of the 1 and the skirt pendant over the right tip of the 5. That digit is upright and more weakly impressed into the die than the others, also characteristic of the Proofs.

Rich amber toning in the fields surround reddish-gold to dusky lavender color nearest the rim; original silver sparkle shining through on both sides. The 100% concise, full with frosted devices and deep mirrored fields under the attractive toning.
Pop 1; none finer at PCGS. Only 2 graded by PCGS as Proof Cameo. A splendid needle sharp gem with undisturbed mirror surfaces and all delicately toned (PCGS # 84434) .
Estimated Value $9,000 - 10,000.

Realized $11,750

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