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    Finest Known 1859 Half Eagle, MS63 Prooflike

    1859 $5 MS63 NGC. The single finest graded example of this scarce Philadelphia Half Eagle, with an impressively low mintage of only 16,814 pieces. Both sides display pinpoint sharpness in all areas and reflective fields that suggest at the very least that it was an early striking. Rose and orange iridescent highlights adorn the peripheral areas of the reverse. The most obvious distraction is a cluster of scuffy abrasions above the eagle's head. Population: 1 in 63, 0 finer (11/02). (NGC ID# 25VB, PCGS# 8280)

    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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    Feb-Mar, 2003
    27th-1st Thursday-Saturday
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