1900 $2.5 Proof 64 Cameo NGC
Lot 1218
1900 $2.5 Proof 64 Cameo NGC
Sold for US$ 7,605 inc. premium
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1900 $2.5 PF64CAM NGC
Lot Details
1900 $2.5 Proof 64 Cameo NGC
Lovely golden color on both sides of this high end example. This attractive proof is gleaming with abundant frost on the devices, particularly so on Liberty's portrait. The fields refresh the viewer's sense of aesthetics with their nice reflective quality as they retain much of the original mirror finish imparted by the dies. It has been mentioned before but justifies repeating, that proofs were struck carefully from dies made especially for the purpose, with the struck coins leaving behind detail from the tiniest recesses of the dies; everything, including star radials, was brought out by the firm strike. Hence, Liberty's hair curls are piled high, the hair bun and its beaded hair cord clearly distinguished, and, on the reverse, the eagle's feathers fully present. Exceptional quality like this commands attention as the high water mark for 19th century minting technology. Only 205 proofs were struck. (PCGS 87926)
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