Cert # 1930947-017
Coin Number 160
There were a total of 20 coined in Proof on February 9, 1878. Today there are approximately a dozen known and this one is finest technically, and graced by the presence of copious mint frost on the devices and boldly mirrored fields which produce solid contrast. The obverse shows no differentiating marks in terms of the die, and the reverse die continues in proof coinage service as it has since 1866. While somewhat overlooked because of the availability of circulation strikes, this is a truly rare coin in the proof format and this one stands tall.