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    High-End Gem Proof 1908 Five Dollar
    With Consistent Khaki-Gold Color

    1908 $5 PR65 NGC. Like its quarter eagle companion, the 1908 Indian half eagle was issued in the new matte proof format that many collectors of the time found objectionable. No matter, for modern-day numismatists find the issues quite attractive, and they are the object of intense demand. This is not only because of the attractions of proof gold and their status as first-year types; their popularity also owes a nod to the uniqueness of the incused Bela Pratt designs, singular in U.S. coinage.
    This Gem proof displays the supersharp strike these coins are renowned for, with consistent khaki-gold color over surfaces that seem to suggest an even finer grade. A high-end and ultimately pleasing example. Census: 21 in 65, 40 finer (1/11).
    From The Mesquite Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# BYJ6, PCGS# 8539)

    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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    February, 2011
    3rd-6th Thursday-Sunday
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