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    1873 Half Eagle, PR60 Details
    Extremely Rare, Only 25 Proofs Struck

    1873 $5 Closed 3 -- Altered Surfaces -- ANACS. Proof, PR60 Details. The 1873 proof half eagle is a major rarity in any condition. Only 25 pieces were ever struck, and it is estimated that as few as 14 to 18 survive in all grades. With high-end examples bringing in the mid-five-figure range, this Details coin provides a slightly more affordable opportunity for the eager collector to acquire an example of this rare issue. The design elements are well-struck, with medium yellow-gold color overall. The fields lack mirroring due to the altered surfaces -- close examination reveals a flaky texture in the recesses.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    Jan-Feb, 2015
    29th-1st Thursday-Sunday
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