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    Gem Cameo Proof 1873 Five-Dollar

    1873 PR 65 Cameo NGC. Of the greatest rarity and importance to gold collectors. This is the first 1873 we have offered in at least five years. Only 25 pieces were struck (all Closed 3s) and estimates of survivors vary between 10-12 pieces (Akers) and 9-12 (Breen). Deeply mirrored in the fields, the devices show some frosting that gives the coin a pleasing, cameoed appearance. The surfaces are slightly hazy and close inspection reveals a few stray hairlines. An outstanding example of this major gold rarity. (NGC ID# 28CA, PCGS# 8468)

    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
    10th-13th Saturday-Tuesday
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