Cert #88823 3734609

Coin Number 184

Production of Proofs had begun to climb a bit by 1883, where 49 pieces were struck over the year as orders came in. Today perhaps 14 to 16 are known, and this is one of the finer examples, with solid contrast between the mirror fields and frosted devices. Free of all but a few hints of hairlines, and a bit of antique haze common to these early gold Proofs. Wonderfully original and attractive.

Ex Bass