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    1911 Half Eagle, MS65+
    Rivals the Three Finer Survivors

    1911 $5 MS65+ PCGS. The 1911 is plentiful in most grades and only becomes challenging in near-Gem condition. Like a majority of other dates in the Pratt half eagle series, however, survivors in MS65 are genuinely difficult to obtain. The raised fields were prone to grade-limiting ticks, explaining the dearth of high-grade examples available to discerning collectors.

    This coin is a remarkable exception, rivaling the finest certified examples. Frosty luster rolls over medium yellow-gold surfaces that show only small ticks and superficial grazes. They are confined mainly to the upper-right reverse field. Well-struck. Population: 72 in 65 (4 in 65+), 2 finer (6/19).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28DP, PCGS# 8520)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    July, 2019
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
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