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    Terrific 1912 Half Eagle, PR66

    1912 $5 PR66 NGC. Though official records give the mintage for the 1912 half eagle in matte finish as 144 proofs, the survival rate is low, though various authorities debate exactly how low. Gradually, estimates of 15 to 20 pieces have given way to higher ranges, though few believe the actual population consists of more than 40 specimens. Regardless of the real number of survivors, many of them appear in higher grades, with Gem proof as a baseline. This is a delightful Premium Gem example of an issue Heritage has offered just nine times before, sharply struck with subtly shimmering, butterscotch-colored matte proof surfaces. A few faint, light disturbances appear under magnification, but the delicate surfaces appear essentially untouched to the naked eye. (Registry values: N7079)

    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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    August, 2007
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
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