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Lot 1265

1874. NGC graded Proof 67 Cameo. The finest certified by NGC. Lovely rainbow toning on both sides. Only 700 struck. A splendid example displaying superb silver-spotlight centers encircled by lavender to electric blue color beyond. With the toning giving way to the always-entrancing iridescent blue hue, this will be a show-stopper in any advanced U.S. numismatic portfolio. Among Proof Trade Dollars, the first two years, dated 1873 and 1874, are the most challenging to find in terms of high numerical grade and true eye appeal. This coin sails past the others, as it glides forth with flying colors, and will no doubt be a "must have" item for anyone who has been yearning for such a piece for a long time. Pop 1; none finer at NGC.

The Year 1874: In New York City the first electrically-propelled streetcar went into service this year, but most transportation continued to be provided by horsepower in the literal sense. In Massachusetts a law was enacted which limited the daily working hours of women to 10. There were no effective child labor laws in the United States, and it was not unusual to see six- to 10-year-old children working from dawn to dusk in textile mills, coal mines, and other hazardous occupations.

Barnum's Hippodrome opened in New York City in March 1874; later it was known as Madison Square Garden, the first of three buildings to use that name. The Remington typewriter was introduced, and would go on to great success and fame. The latter notably increased 18 years later when the backers of the typewriter paid an astounding $10,000 for the first acceptable 1892 Columbian commemorative half dollar.
Estimated Value $15,000 - 17,000.

Realized $29,375

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