Cert # 1633565-052
Coin Number 109
This is an extremely rare early Proof with a tiny mintage of just 25 pieces. Today about half of those are known, most falling into the PR-64 and lower grades, when they can be found. This one is a lovely gem example, with glittering mirror fields which offset the frosted devices. The surfaces are astounding for their quality, as so few of these early Proof gold coins survive in such pristine condition. Struck right as the Civil War was finally ending, and carefully preserved since that day. From the famed Ed Trompeter Collection.