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    Elegant Gem Proof 1914 Five Dollar

    1914 $5 PR65 NGC. The 1914 half eagle proof was the last issue but one in the proof series, and it has the fifth-lowest mintage recorded of the eight proof issues--in other words, lower than all but the 1909, 1913, and 1915. Of the 125 1914-dated proofs recorded, it is doubtful if as many as half of the mintage survives today. Garrett and Guth rate it as the "second most difficult [proof] coin to obtain." The finish was produced by sandblasting, but with a slightly larger size on the tiny facets that form the "matte" surface. This piece offers smooth, olive-green to brownish coloration typical of the issue. A tiny contact dot appears on the reverse between IN and CA, completely minor and undistracting. What initially appears as a patch of roughness around the rim at ERTY is actually a die crack, unusual for matte proof gold. Overall this piece boasts superb eye appeal and is considerably nicer than its technical description sounds. It would be a fine addition to an elegant numismatic cabinet. Census: 6 in 65, 17 finer (6/09).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 28E8, PCGS# 8545)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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