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    Very Rare Proof 1867 Half-Eagle

    1867 PR 63. An extremely rare With Motto proof half eagle, of which only 50 proofs were minted out of a total mintage of 6,920 pieces. While not one of the lowest mintages in the series, the 1867 has an availability that is more limited than many other dates with lesser proof production runs. Breen estimates that only ten pieces still exist, while Akers believes that perhaps as many as twelve have survived in all grades. At least three of the survivors are badly impaired, and two are impounded in museums. This is a pleasing coin that displays rich golden-orange color; and while faint hairlines are noted in the fields, overall this is a choice example of this very rare proof.
    Ex: Hoagy Carmichael and Wayne Miller Collection (Superior, 1/86), lot 3100. (NGC ID# 28C4, PCGS# 8462)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Jul-Aug, 1997
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