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    1881 Five Dollar Liberty, PR64 Cameo
    Seldom Offered Proof Gold Rarity

    1881 $5 PR64 Cameo NGC. With paper money at par with gold in 1881, more proofs were struck -- a total of 40 proof sets were made, plus two individual proofs. From those, at least 16 to 20 1881 proof half eagles survive. A single die pair struck the entire proof mintage. A tiny dent in the fourth horizontal shield stripe is a hub defect, useful to confirm the proof status from more than 5 million circulation strike half eagles produced in 1881.

    There can be no question that this gleaming, orange-gold piece is a Choice Cameo proof. Lovely mirrored fields have a slight orange peel effect, and the razor-sharp devices contrast boldly with the reflective fields. A full strike defines all of the raised elements. We last offered an 1881 Proof Cameo four years ago. Census: 2 in 64 Cameo, 8 finer (9/19).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 28CJ, PCGS# 88476)

    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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    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    17th-24th Thursday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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