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    Very Rare 1872 Proof Half Eagle--One of Only 30 Struck

    1872 PR 64 PCGS. Whether a business strike or a proof, the 1872 half eagle is a coin of extraordinary rarity. Only 1,660 business strikes were produced along with 30 proofs. Somewhere in the range of 12 to 15 proofs are believed to still exist today in all grades. Over the past six years we have only handled a single other specimen, that being a circulated PR 53 piece. This is one of the finest proofs known with only a couple of gems extant. The fields have an illimitible depth of mirrored reflectivity and go "black" against the golden mint frost on the devices. There are no singularly distracting blemishes, just a few scattered hairlines. (NGC ID# 28C9, PCGS# 8467)

    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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    January, 1998
    7th-9th Wednesday-Friday
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