1861 $1 Cameo NGC PR66

$36,750.00 USD

JD-1, R.6. Although the Mint struck 349 proof gold dollars in 1861, John Dannreuther (2018) reports that "nearly all" of them "went unsold in the first year of the Civil War and were melted in January 1862... ." He estimates that merely 20 to 22 examples survive. This Premium Gem could very well qualify for the Condition Census. Gorgeous cameo-contrasted yellow-gold surfaces display very frosty devices and deep liquid-like watery fields. A couple of criss-crossing marks on Liberty's cheek are trivial. Census: only 3 in 66 Cameo (11/22) Extremely Rare