$1 1863 PCGS PR66 CAMEO
We liked it a lot-so we bought it! This was in LRCA’s February 25th Sale. Here is how it was described:
A truly stunning example of this popular Civil War date Seated dollar in an essentially PRISTINE, borderline SUPERB state of preservation. Next to the BigMo PR67+ CAM that we sold in July 2020, and a PR66+ CAM, this is likely the third FINEST known of the date. The watery, reflective mirrored fields have an even, smooth, icy sheen that flashes boldly in a light. Both sides display a rich blue tone that melds with amber, rose, and violet hues. Ms. Liberty is fully struck up with a bold frost which does contrast wonderfully against the surrounding fields, creating a lovely cameo effect. The fields show a number of swirling, raised die polish lines, which are mint made and are not hairlines from mishandling. This PQ GEM is totally original, devoid of any flaws worthy of mention. The eye appeal is truly amazing, a coin that commands respect.
Only 460 Proofs were struck, the lowest mintage for Proof Seated dollars since 1858. Probably fewer than half that number survive to the present day. Certainly it is EXCESSIVELY RARE in this lofty state of preservation. PCGS 2, NGC 1, CAC 2. This coin is formerly from the Glacier Park Collection, Heritage, March 2018, lot 3082 with no other pedigree information given. There are no other auction records for any PR66 CAMs sold in auction graded by either PCGS or NGC. This coin brought $33,600. The current PCGS Price Guide value is $41,500. As our sales of the BigMo Collection proved, top quality Civil War era coins are very popular in strong demand from specialist collectors. This very high end and totally original example will see bidding as fierce as the fight for the Peach Orchard on July 2, 1863!