1888 Liberty Head Eagle. Proof-65 Deep Cameo (PCGS).

$87,500

Elusive Gem Proof 1888 Liberty Head $10

Just 2 Finer at PCGS

This Gem Proof example is a true miracle of survival and combines tremendous rarity with astonishing eye appeal. Deeply reflective mirrors frame heavily frosted and sharp design elements on each side. Pale golden-wheat shades dominate the complexion and complements the desirable orange-peel texture that is hallmark of the finest gold Proofs from this era. Just 2 coins have been graded higher by PCGS, making this an exceptional find for the advanced collector.

The Proof 1888 Liberty Head $10 is an incredible rarity in the market and examples are seldom offered in any grade. Just 75 Proofs were reportedly struck, though fewer than 30 are thought to survive today. Specialist John Dannreuther offers an even more conservative estimate of only 18 to 22 known. Three examples remain permanently impounded in institutional collections including two the Smithsonian and another at the American Numismatic Society. Among survivors, the majority are in grades of Proof-64 and lower due to improper handling over the past century-and-a-half. This Proof-65 Deep Cameo (PCGS) is surely one of the most desirable known of this date and also of any Proof gold from the late 19th century.

PCGS# 98828. NGC ID: 28FT.

PCGS Population: 2; 2 finer.

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Description

Population Guide

Service Grade Population In This Grade Plus Population In Higher Grade Total
PCGS 65 2 1 2 8
NGC 65 1 0 1 4
CAC 65 2 0 4

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PCGS Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Base 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 8
Percent 12 12 12 12 25 12 12 100

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NGC Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Base 2 1 1 4
Percent 50 25 25 100
Star 0
Total 2 1 1 4

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CAC Pop Guide

Type 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 45+ 50 53 53+ 55 55+ 58 58+ 60 61 62 62+ 63 63+ 64 64+ 65 65+ 66 66+ 67 67+ 68 68+ 69 70 Total
Gold 0
Green 2 2 4

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