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    1878 Half Eagle, PR63 Deep Cameo
    Sole Deep Cameo at PCGS

    1878 $5 PR63 Deep Cameo PCGS. Only 20 proofs of this half eagle issue were reportedly struck, and it is a certainty that fewer survive today. We would estimate that perhaps 14 survive in all grades and levels of contrast. This Select proof is the sole Deep Cameo certified in any grade at PCGS. The surfaces are lovely orange-gold color with good overall reflectivity and marked field-device contrast. The strike is well-executed, although a trifle soft on the high points of Liberty's hair. A few thin scrapes appear in the obverse right field around stars 11-13, with another in the left obverse field, and a couple of small ticks appear on the profile, together accounting for the grade.
    From The Brian Loncar Collection, Part II.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 37X4, PCGS# 98473)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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