1900 Liberty Double Eagle. Proof-65 Cameo (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder.
Frosty and Appealing Gem Cameo Proof 1900 Double Eagle
One of the Finest Examples Recorded
Wonderfully original orange-gold surfaces are strongly contrasted in finish and expectably smooth at the Gem grade level. A simply outstanding representative of this popular turn-of-the-century Proof issue in the Liberty double eagle series. This particular date has a mintage of 124 pieces of which perhaps 50 to 60 survive in various Proof grades. The balance were probably spent at some point and ended up being melted or their Proof surface diminished to such a degree that they are no longer retain any recognizable Proof surface. So collectors that desire an example are quite limited by the number of coins that exist today. Furthermore the present offering is enhanced by the desirable Cameo contrast which is measured by the depth of the reflectivity in the fields and abundance of frost on the devices. Only a limited number of these Proofs exhibit the Cameo contrast and fewer still have the Deep Cameo or Ultra Cameo depth that is imparted by the dies of any given Proof issue. When examining the present coin make sure to enjoy the orange-peel texture of the mirror fields, as well as the finely granular frost that resides on all the devices and lettering. To attain the Gem level of preservation minimal signs of handling are present on both the devices and the fields, a combination that is always appreciated and seldom offered today, as normal handling creates the tiny lines and scuffs that mar the surfaces away from the Gem level ever so quickly and permanently. This handsome coin is tied with one other (at most) as the finest Cameo example of this date as seen by PCGS. A few others exist with different designations, but regardless this piece is undoubtedly one of the finest to exist and as such extremely desirable for the gold specialist to focus on for acquisition.
Pedigree: From the Cherry Blossom Collection.
PCGS Population: just 2 with none finer in the Cameo designation. NGC Census: 8; with 4 finer (Proof-67 Cameo finest) within the Cameo designation.
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