1888 Gold Dollar. JD-1, the only known dies. Rarity-4+. Proof-65+ Cameo (PCGS). CAC.Exquisite Gem surfaces are fully struck with a silky smooth appearance. Vivid golden-yellow patina and bold field to device also grace both sides, further enhancing the appeal of this lovely specimen. This mintage of 1,079 pieces is generous for a Proof gold dollar and, indeed, the 1888 is among the more available issues of its type. The great collector Virgil Brand is said to have owned 10 examples of this date at one time. In an absolute sense, of course, all classic U.S. Mint Proof gold coins are scarce to rare. Premium quality Gems such as this are in great demand from todays quality conscious numismatists. A beautiful coin in all regards, this high end Gem is sure to please.