Exceedingly Rare. In 1890, only 4,240 business strikes were coined, this being the first criteria assigned to this year by gold collectors. However, proofs are also very rare and seldom seen. Of the 88 pieces originally struck, very few have remained in this superior state of preservation and eye appeal. This is an intriguing coin with an estimated 20-25 in existence in all grades. Not only is it a beautiful piece of proof gold, but it also shows a remarkable gorgeous deep cameo contrast between the fields and devices on both sides. The fields have a remarkable depth of reflectivity. This is certainly to be one of the moist prized coins of any collection in the world.