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    Undeniably Rare 1878 Half Eagle, PR 63 PCGS

    1878 PR 63 PCGS. This coin was previously offered as lot 546 in our March 2000 Fort Lauderdale Bullet Auction, where it was cataloged as: "Of the 20 proof half eagles produced by the Philadelphia Mint in 1878, fewer than 10 are believed extant in today's market and this is the first example that we have handled in the past decade. The exceptionally deep fields contrast nicely with the modestly frosted devices. The rich, orange-gold color provides for outstanding eye appeal despite a few scattered, grade-defining marks on each side. We mention a small lint mark in the left reverse field between the D in UNITED and the eagle's left (facing) wing for pedigree purposes. A fleeting opportunity for the advanced gold collector." (NGC ID# 28CF, PCGS# 8473)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    May, 2000
    5th-8th Friday-Monday
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