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    1901 Liberty Half Eagle, PR63 Cameo
    Turn-of-the-Century Proof Gold Scarcity

    1901 $5 PR63 Cameo NGC. JD-1, R.4. As the last of the frosted proofs, Cameo examples of the 1901 are eagerly sought by collectors. This Select Proof displays considerable contrast between smoothly frosted devices and the surrounding, well-mirrored fields. A few delicate hairlines and tiny marks emerge under scrutiny with a loupe, but no serious distractions are visible in-hand. We note a tiny contact between midway between the eagle's beak and the wing below. Perhaps 90 proofs survive from an original mintage of 140 pieces, but only about a third of those qualify for the important Cameo designation. Census: 2 in 63 Cameo (1 in 63+), 24 finer (6/19).
    From The Gerda Collection. (Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28D7, PCGS# 88496)

    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
    August, 2019
    14th-18th Wednesday-Sunday
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