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    Significant 1863 Half Eagle PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS

    1863 $5 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. A mere 30 proof 1863 Half Eagles were struck, and in its nearly twenty years of operation, PCGS has certified five pieces: 1 as PR63, 2 as PR64, and 2 as PR64 Deep Cameo. Breen's Proof Encyclopedia (1977) states "not over a dozen around" and lists eight examples, among which the present piece is #6. Radiant devices exhibit obvious contrast with the unperturbed mirrored fields, and the strike is unimprovably sharp. A small and subtle golden-brown area near the upper beads of Liberty's hair bun will identify this lovely near-Gem, and strong magnification reveals a couple of miniscule marks on the chin. As for die markers, a short line centered beneath the E in LIBERTY, and a curved line at the right top of the first vertical shield stripe, can be used to attribute this rarely encountered Civil War proof die pairing.
    Ex: Farish Baldenhofer Collection (Stack's, 11/55), lot 1331.(#98453) (Registry values: P4) (PCGS# 98453)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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