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Lot 1806

1903. PCGS graded Proof 65+ Cameo. A glittering totally brilliant Gem Proof specimen with a natural coppery toning spot on the reverse at 10 o' clock. This is mentioned mainly for identification purposes. Only 154 Proofs minted. Bright and lustrous yellow gold with deep mirrors, lovely orange-peel ripple, and cameo motifs combining here in a strong array of entrancing beauty. (Beginning in 1902, the sunken parts of the dies were also polished by mint employees, and frosted cameos from this era are seldom available.) We heartily concur here that survivors from the Proof mintage for this date of 154 pieces are hard-pressed to equal the beauty of the present Proof 65 coin. Indeed this grading service has certified only two finer Proofs of the date. All things told, this prestigious gem is both exciting and enchanting when beheld in person, examined with an eye for detail, and we encourage all interested parties, even those who do not buy Proof Liberty gold, to enjoy a casual moment with this lovely gem. Pop 1; 2 finer in 67 (PCGS # 88498) .
Estimated Value $25,000 - 28,000.
Ex: Purchased from Abner Kreisberg in the 1970's The Del Valle Collection.

Realized $32,900

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