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    1868 Half Eagle, PR62 Cameo
    Ex: Heifetz-Trompeter

    1868 $5 PR62 Cameo NGC. Ex: Trompeter. A small mintage of just 25 proof Liberty half eagles was accomplished at the Philadelphia Mint in 1868, all delivered with the proof sets on February 20. Probably no more than 10-12 examples survive today in all grades, with a few in impaired condition, and at least two more out of reach of collectors in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution and the American Numismatic Society.

    The present coin is an attractive PR62 example, with sharply detailed design elements and pleasing yellow-gold surfaces that show a few minor signs of contact. The deeply reflective fields contrast boldly with the frosty devices and eye appeal is outstanding. Census: 1 in 62 Cameo, 1 finer (4/15).
    Ex: Auction '88 (Superior, 7/1988), lot 383; Jascha Heifetz Collection (Superior, 10/1989), lot 4456; Chalkley-Ryer Collections (Superior, 1/1990), lot 4661; Ed Trompeter Collection; Heritage Auctions, circa 1998; private collection.
    From The Ed Trompeter Collection of Proof $5 Liberties.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 28C5, PCGS# 88463)

    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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