wondering if this coin is a proof? anyone knows?

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  • Yes. It's almost too good to be true. The Red Book shows the proof version at $15,000 US dollars. That means it is ripe for counterfeiting.

    Weight should be 1.672 grams. Diameter 15 mm.

    If it's out of spec, it's fake. Hope not!

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  • Well said. These are few and far between. 

    However, this specimen is almost too frosted, almost too fully struck.

    I have examined several proof $1 gold, both types, the colour of the surface is a very deep, almost black appearance,  I'm not certain if I have examined this exact year, they were randomly placed in small bottles and flips.

    Most were not as perfectly struck as this beauty appears to be. You should weigh, as Paul advised, also obtain a micrometer and measure the circumference in a few places, and measure the thickness but wear gloves and perform over a soft surface.  You do not want to make cuff links right??

    Well, that happened, to many.

    Thanks yall, have a good one!

  • Apologies, I just glanced at the obverse.

    Not my cup of tea, but pretty.

  • In Brooklyn it's called a  "Fugazey"; and if it's not a 'Fugazey' you are a tad richer than you were this morning because if it's real; it's one of twenty made--but I doubt it!

  • Did they really make them into cuff links!!!???

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