Cert # 308710-001

Coin Number 236

Classic gem quality with booming contrast between the mirror fields and boldly frosted devices. Only 78 were struck in 1897 in the Proof format, today perhaps 30 to 35 exist and this one is certainly worthy of any advanced collection. The fields are deeply reflective and show just a few hints of hairlines, which even the most gentle handling could impart over the prior 100 or so years.