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    Notable Select Proof 1912 Half Eagle

    1912 $5 PR63 PCGS. Grading matte proofs is an inexact art, and attributes that are beneficial to other proofs are harmful in the context of these granular pieces. The surfaces are easily disturbed, leaving a shiny area; this is distracting to the matte proof connoisseur and lowers the grade. On the present coin, small areas of shine are noted at the right cheek, on the headband, and in the reverse fields; on that side, a handful of light hairlines also appear in the fields. The boldly impressed central devices of this fundamentally pleasing honey-gold example, however, are a definite plus. Population: 1 in 63, 29 finer (2/08).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28E6, PCGS# 8543)

    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
    April, 2008
    16th-18th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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