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    Key Date 1875 Proof Half Eagle--Mintage: 20

    1875 PR 64 PCGS. Only 20 proof Liberty fives were reportedly struck in 1875, and of that tiny number, Breen has estimated only 6 or 7 specimens are known. In fact, his number might be slightly optimistic as both services combined have graded only 6 examples to date, and a couple of these are likely resubmissions. The most recent PCGS population figures (10/98) show this coin as tied with the second finest they have seen, and only a single PR 65 betters it. Both sides exhibit deep, watery, ''black'' fields strongly contrasted against heavily frosted devices. Years of storage have provided rich, antique-golden patina that is equally distributed over each side. Only a few scattered hairlines are barely visible in the fields, these being the primary grade-limiting factor. A rare opportunity for the proof gold specialist. (NGC ID# 28CC, PCGS# 8470)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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