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    1896-S Liberty Half Eagle, MS64
    Only Prooflike Example at PCGS

    1896-S $5 MS64 Prooflike PCGS. CAC. The 1896-S Liberty half eagle claims a relatively modest mintage of 155,400 pieces. Most of the production was released into circulation in the hard-money economy of the American West and few high quality examples were saved by contemporary collectors. Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth note that the issue is seen most often in the XF-AU grade range, and Mint State coins are rare.

    This spectacular Choice example exhibits sharply detailed design elements in most areas, but the mintmark shows considerable blending in the center. The lightly marked yellow-gold surfaces include deeply reflective prooflike fields, with outstanding eye appeal. This coin is the only prooflike 1896-S half eagle in the PCGS Population Report (11/19). (NGC ID# 25YL, PCGS# 78393)

    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
    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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