Here is an incredible example of the rare 1857 Proof. There are only an estimated 50 examples struck and very few can claim to be better. The coin is bright and essentially flawless. It has a cameo contrast although it is not designated as such. My image and the PCGS TrueView are shown.
Fully struck with outstanding surfaces. This example has wonderful luster. This is a very scarce date in this grade and especially with true red quality. Most examples on the market have been a bit substandard. This creates a lessened market perception for the date. Collectors wanting true quality for the grade know better.