||1886 G$1 PR66 Cameo NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1886 gold dollar had one of the higher proof mintages of the series (1,016 coins), and is proportionately more available than the earlier, lower-mintage proofs. In high grades, however, rarity prevails, as this issue is quite challenging in Premium Gem condition. Evidence suggests that many examples of this issue were mishandled by Mint personnel at the time of manufacture, and this likely accounts for some of the lower-grade and slightly impaired pieces known to collectors. This example displays heavy mint frost on the devices and boasts sharp striking details. Deep mirroring in the fields completes the Cameo appearance. Portions of the border dentils are not fully formed, a common occurrence on examples of this type. Census: 14 in 66 Cameo (1 in 66+ Cameo, 1 in 66 S Cameo), 5 finer (8/14). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $12925.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.