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    1902 Half Eagle, PR66 Cameo
    162 Proofs Struck, Rare With Contrast
    Only One Finer Specimen

    1902 $5 PR66 Cameo NGC. CAC. In 1902, the Mint transitioned away from the use of the typically contrasted proof finish to a so-called brilliant finish that generally lacked any sort of pronounced cameo effect. The Philadelphia facility produced 162 half eagle proofs that year, making this one of the more accessible Liberty Head issues in this format. It is estimated that some 70 to 100 proofs survive, though only 69 grading events are reported by NGC and PCGS combined. Of those, Cameo examples represent merely 26% of submissions. This PR66 Cameo five dollar gold piece with CAC approval is one of only seven coins graded at this level with a single example finer.

    Deeply reflective, contact-free fields are the hallmark of this Premium Gem proof. Both sides exhibit profound orange-gold coloration and the expected sharpness of strike. A terrific Liberty Head proof. Census: 4 in 66 Cameo (1 in 66+), 1 finer. CAC: 1 in 66, 0 finer (11/17).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 3YDK, PCGS# 88497)

    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, 2018
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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