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    Captivating and Rare Near-Gem 1864 Proof Half Eagle

    1864 $5 PR 64 Cameo NGC. Like the similarly dated proof quarter eagle that we are also offering in this sale, the Philadelphia Mint melted many of the 50 proof 1864 half eagles that it originally produced. Equally as rare as the other proof half eagles from the Civil War era, this coin possesses eye appeal that is superior to even the near-Gem level. The seemingly bottomless fields appear to swallow every ray of light that falls upon the surfaces. The devices, on the other hand, are generously draped in frosty luster that accents the razor sharp definition. There are no mentionable post-production distractions, but the obverse field behind Liberty's portrait reveals a few areas of roughness (as produced) that should serve as worthwhile pedigree markers. (NGC ID# 28BZ, PCGS# 88454)

    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, 2000
    6th-7th Sunday-Monday
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