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    1873 Closed 3 Half Eagle
    PR65 Cameo

    1873 $5 Closed 3 PR65 Cameo NGC. This is the eighth appearance of a proof 1873 Liberty half eagle in any of our auctions since 1993, and almost unbelievably, the fourth appearance in 2011. Two examples appeared in our FUN sale in January, and another appeared in our Central States auction. Just 25 proof 1873 Closed 3 half eagles were minted, and current research suggests that 12 to 15 survive today. NGC and PCGS have a total combined population of 26 examples, including two graded PR65 Cameo, three called PR65 Ultra Cameo, and one PR66 Ultra Cameo.
    Different examples include the Carter-Trompeter, Bass, Eliasberg, Garrett, Reed, and Farouk-Bareford specimens, along with another in the Smithsonian Institution. Most other auction appearances over the past couple decades are reappearances of those coins, with a few unrelated auction offerings. We believe the present piece is the third- or fourth-finest survivor.
    The impressive strike shows full details, including the intricate design work on each side, with bright yellow devices and deeper yellow fields. The contrast between the frosty devices and fully mirrored fields is outstanding, with unlimited depth. Faint lines are noted in the left obverse field with a couple tiny pedigree marks above star 2 that confirms the provenance. No other blemishes are found on either side. Census: 2 in 65 Cameo, 0 finer (5/11).
    Ex: Henry Miller Collection (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5125.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 28CA, PCGS# 88468)


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2011
    7th-10th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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