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Choice Cameo Proof 1896 Half Eagle

1893 PR 64 Cameo NGC. In spite of the commonness of business strikes of this year, proofs are only rarely seen. Just 77 pieces were produced, but today no more than half the original mintage are possibly extant in all grades. This specimen has milky patina over both sides that limits the depth of reflectivity in the fields and, ultimately, their contrast with the moderately frosted devices. There are a few minor hairlines, mostly on the obverse, but these hardly detract from the coin's original and unquestionably choice appearance. (NGC ID# 28CX, PCGS# 8488)

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January, 1998
10th-13th
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