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    Gem Deep Cameo Proof 1868 Half Eagle

    1868 $5 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS. Never before have we offered a Gem Deep Cameo Proof example of this half eagle rarity. It is not known exactly how many Proofs have survived today, but the original mintage of only 25 coins certainly limits the top end of the current population. A total population figure of 10 to 12 coins seems likely. This example is a beauty that will capture the connoisseur's attention. This stunning example has prooflike fields with nearly unfathomable depth, and serving to focus attention on the highly frosted devices. Both sides have rich yellow-gold color with splashes of lilac toning on the reverse. We have not been able to determine the specific pedigree of this beauty, although it should not be hard to make a match, given proper time and resources. A small spot of darker color is directly below the lower left point of star 9, and a short, curved lint mark is visible in the left obverse field, just right of star 4. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that we have offered a Proof example of this issue in any of our Signature Auctions over the years, a powerful statement given the number of rarities that we have handled.(Registry values: P4) (PCGS# 98463)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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