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Lot 1839

1902. PCGS graded Proof 63. CAC Approved. A totally Brilliant Proof example with some faint hairlines only visible with the aid of a magnifying glass in conjunction with a light source. Brilliant golden-orange in color and a dazzling Proof gold eagle. Only 113 minted. A rare date as a Proof with only so few pieces struck 112 years ago. Of that number perhaps 50 or so still exist, high grade examples being especially elusive. We believe slightly more are known, due in part to the existing population figures from the grading services.

This is an attractive piece that shows none of the field-to-device contrast that was the standard on earlier (and some later) issues. The deeply mirrored fields however, display a few visible hairlines, a common occurrence for many of these coins. Still, a very attractive and choice example of this elusive year. Pop 4; 26 finer, 19 in 64, 1 in 64+, 5 in 65, 1 in 66 (PCGS # 8842) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.
The Del Valle Collection.

Realized $15,863

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