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    1878 Half Eagle, PR64 Ultra Cameo
    Just One Piece Finer at Either Service

    1878 $5 PR64 Ultra Cameo NGC. It is thought that only 12 to 14 proof 1878 half eagles exist in all grades and levels of contrast from a reported mintage of 20 coins. As a group, the 1878 half eagles were somewhat carelessly produced, with slight softness of strike on the central curls of Liberty as well as blending on the eagle's head and weak arrow fletchings -- visible on all of the proof strikes. So it is with this example, a coin that is further identified by a few delicate field lines and a gathering of small ticks on the profile that hallmark the coin.

    Still, just a sole PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC is finer. PCGS has yet to certify a Deep Cameo higher than PR63+. Four coins are certified as Ultra Cameo at NGC, with the present example tied for second-finest with one other coin. The current coin is, in fact, an exact plate match to the PR63+ Deep Cameo PCGS coin, further reducing the number of certified examples. Census: 2 in 64 Ultra Cameo, 1 finer (7/15).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 37X4, PCGS# 98473)

    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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