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Lot 1549

1891 $10 Liberty. PCGS graded Proof 63 Cameo. Small obverse scratch. Well struck and untoned. On the Proofs this year, the low date slants up slightly on the right. The dangling curl broken away, the missing areas mostly covered by frost. One the reverse, the first four vertical stripes are thinner than the other two. There are die rust marks at N GOD. And finally, some missing feathers below the second white stripe, second and fourth vertical stripes are mainly due to the die polishing; traces of die polish, partly frosted over.

As has been reported by numismatists, the 1891 Proof is as rare as the 1889, with the 1891 existing to the extent of perhaps 20 coins today. It seems logical that many of the 48 pieces minted remained unsold at year's end and were subsequently melted. Apart from the scratch in the obverse field, this razor-sharp piece is a simply glowing example with pronounced cameo contrast and "orange peel" mirrors. Richly frosted. Furthermore, all devices are choice over every feature. Only 48 Proofs struck. Pop 1; 17 finer; 14 in 64; 3 in 65.
Estimated Value $13,000 - 14,000.

Realized $12,075

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