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    Unsurpassable Superb 1913 Matte Proof Half Eagle

    1913 $5 PR67 NGC. Only 99 proofs were reportedly struck in this year, and of course, far fewer survive today. Most authorities assert that some two dozen pieces of this date are still extant, but we believe the actual number may be somewhere in the range of 30-45 coins. It is worth noting that when Akers compiled the data for his magnum opus on the Half Eagle series he only recorded 18 appearances over a 37-year period, and when Breen published his 1977 book on proof coinage he was unable to find any recent auction records.
    The sandblast or matte finish of this coin is undisturbed by even the smallest imperfections and there are no "shiny spots" on either side. The coin has a pronounced olive-green caste--one is tempted to compare it to the 1908 proof issues--but this is a brighter shade of green than seen proofs from that earlier year. An exquisite piece of proof gold and obviously very rare. Population: 6 in 67, none finer at either service (4/04). (#8544) (Registry values: N10218)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28E7, PCGS# 8544)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2004
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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