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||Historic Coins and Medals
||A stunning example which is as deeply and fully struck as could be desired. Although not designated cameo by NGC, it does exhibit some distinct cameo characteristics. The surfaces of the coin are virtually unmarred, and perhaps deserving of a higher grade as indicated by the gold CAC sticker. The only ‘flaws’ that are discernable are mint caused. The most ‘obvious’ (under ten power magnification) being: minuscule lint marks below the second U of PLURIBUS and to the right of the 5’s upper serif and Liberty’s lower curl; on the reverse, there is a mint caused inclusion above the O in GOD and miniscule lamination below the e in We; and there is a small horizontal depression through the eagle’s right leg (again, mint caused). There is a blue to champagne toning halo on both sides, but most noticeable on the reverse. Struck from obverse die 2 as described in J.P. Martin’s '1895 Proof Dollar Die Study' with the filled 9 it corresponds to Walter Breen’s B-1. An extraordinary example.