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||The November 2012 Baltimore Auction
||The Only Gem Cameo Proof 1892 Liberty Eagle Certified by PCGS
Finest Certified of the Date
1892 Liberty Eagle. Proof-65 Cameo (PCGS).
Amazing eye appeal and quality for this extremely rare coin. Notice the depth of the mirror fields which fall away from the frosted devices, giving the appearance of floating on a golden mirror pool. The frost on the lettering and devices is virtually undisturbed, and the strike is bold throughout. The original mintage of these was 72 pieces, perhaps 30 to 40 are known today in all grades. This example is the finest seen by PCGS, and the sole Gem they have seen in any category. There are no copper specks or spots, and the surfaces are stunning even when studied with a strong magnifier. For identification there is a short lintmark which spans the narrow field between the edge of the left wing and the scroll with the Motto. Diagnostic die markers include a minute raised lump on the 9 and much smaller lumps on the 2, for the reverse there is a tiny die scratch in the upper right angle of the N of TEN. Usual delicate orange-peel texture in the mirror fields, as imparted by the dies, and a simply incredible coin to behold.
PCGS Population: 1; none finer in any designation.