||1858 G$1 PR66+ Cameo NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The exact number of proof gold dollars struck in 1858 is unknown, though the mintage has been estimated to be about 25 pieces (one of which is housed in the Smithsonian Institution). Of those, it is unlikely more than 15 to 18 exist today, which reveals the certified population data to be inflated from resubmissions. Interestingly, Harry W. Bass, Jr. had some four examples in his legendary collection, a tremendous feat considering the rarity of the issue. Despite the skewed population data, this piece is one of only six examples certified at the PR66 grade level at NGC and PCGS combined, Cameo and Deep Cameo pieces included, and is the only such coin to receive a Plus designation from either service, with none numerically finer (8/14). The fields are deeply mirrored and beautifully frame the frosted devices, making this the ideal NGC Coin Explorer plate coin. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $100.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $32900.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.