GOLD $1 PCGS PR65 CAMEO CAC Click on Coin Image to
Gold $1 PCGS PR65 CAMEO CAC - $43,950.00
rare, near-Gem proof cameo, Type 3 gold dollar. The
coin shows some heavy die polishing on both sides,
which is an indicator of its authenticity. The mirrored
surfaces are original and very reflective with light
devices and dark fields. The grade of Proof 65 Cameo
is confirmed by CAC, which means that the coin is
of premium quality and fully merits the grade it was
an original mintage of 20, the 1875 proof gold dollar
is rare in all conditions. In its population report,
PCGS shows 2 in PF65 CAM with 1 higher. These numbers
do not account for crossovers or resubmissions. As
of October, 2014, CAC has confirmed only this coin
in PR65 CAM with none higher.
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In 1856 the US Mint
began production of the Type 3 Gold Dollar. On this
1875 Gold Dollar, the portrait of Liberty was made
larger to use more of the space, the hair and headdress
were slightly changed, and the relief was lowered.
This Type 3 coin was called the Large Size or the
Large Head. The present coin is an example of the
Type 3 design.
James Barton Longacre was born in
Pennsylvania in 1794. When he finished his apprenticeship
in Philadelphia as a bookseller and a banknote engraver,
he worked on his own as an engraver of book illustrations
and bank notes. His works included one on the signers
of the Declaration of Independence and another on
stage personalities. In 1830, Longacre began a series
of biographies of famous men in the military and the
political arena. In 1834 the result of this series
became the National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished
Americans that was published in four volumes.
Longacre and those who worked with
him became famous because of this work. In
1844 Longacre came to work at the Mint. He became
Chie Engraver despite opposition from Franklin Peal.
Peale was probably responsible for some blundered
dies that Longacre was criticized for making. Finally
in 1854, Peale was fired by President Franklin Pearce.
Longacre flourished in his position and was responsible
for creating many new designs including the Indian
Head cent, the Two-cent piece, the Shield nickel,
the Liberty Head gold dollar, the Indian Princess
gold dollars, the Three-dollar gold piece, and, the
Liberty Head double eagle.