||1887 G$1 MS66+ Prooflike NGC. CAC. The 1887 gold dollar issue is typical for the 1880s in that many examples survive in Mint State condition despite a remarkably low mintage (in this case, only 7,500 pieces). Many of these exhibit a degree or prooflike mirroring in the field; some of these early strikes are so deceptive that they have been offered as proofs in the past. This representative is an excellent example of prooflike appearance, with heavily frosted devices and profound mirroring in the fields. The surfaces are unblemished, and the design elements are razor-sharp. Census: 3 in 66 (1 in 66+) Prooflike, 5 finer (8/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $8812.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.