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    1897 Five Dollar, PR63 Cameo
    Scarce Contrasted Example

    1897 $5 PR63 Cameo NGC. CAC. Only 83 proof Liberty half eagles were minted in 1897, and it is doubtful that more than half of that total survives today. PCGS and NGC have combined to certify only 43 specimens between them (10/18) in all states of Cameo, Deep / Ultra Cameo as well as non-Cameo, and a number of impaired specimens are mentioned in the literature. The present coin is a stunning Select specimen, with stark black-on-gold contrast between the deeply mirrored fields and the frosty devices. The design elements are sharply detailed throughout, and the rich greenish-gold surfaces show attractive highlights of lilac. Census: 4 in 63 Cameo, 9 finer (10/18).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2012), lot 4917, where it realized $13,800.
    From The Wildwood Collection. (Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 3YDE, PCGS# 88492)

    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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