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    Rare Proof 1880 Liberty Half Eagle

    1880 $5 PR62 PCGS. While the business strikes of 1880 are among the most common dates of the series, proofs are extremely rare. Only 36 examples were originally minted and it is estimated that today possibly fewer than ten survive in all grades. This piece has typically deep mirrors in the fields with moderate contrast against the frosted devices. A number of chatter marks are seen on each side indicating some mishandling at one time. The strike is noticeably soft in the centers, and weaker than that usually seen on proof gold of the era. Population: 1 in 62, 3 finer (7/05).(#8475) (Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 28CH, PCGS# 8475)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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