Rare 19th Century Proof Coins Highlight Auctions

By: Mobin

An 1876 Indian Head $3 gold proof coin graded PCGS PR65 Deep Cameo is a highlight of Heritage Auctions after the Long Beach Expo.

$3 Gold

With a mintage of just 45 pieces, the 1876 $3 gold is a proof-only issue making it popular among series collectors.

Proof-Only Issue

Also featured are a rare PR65 Cameo $5 gold Coronet piece and PR66 Cameo Shield nickel - both 1867 proofs.

1867 Proofs

 An 1895 PR64 Deep Cameo Morgan silver dollar is expected to attract bidder attention as a low mintage proof-only issue.  

Dollar Key Date

These coins are among the finest known surviving examples of their type, having been preserved well over the last 150+ years.


Several have traced provenance to famous numismatic collections like Garrett and Bass, adding to their legacy.


These proof coins showcase deeply mirrored fields and frosted design elements known as "cameo contrast".

Frosty Devices

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