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    1880 Five Dollar, PR64+ ★ Cameo
    Great Eye Appeal, Seldom Offered

    1880 $5 PR64+ ★ Cameo NGC. The Cameo and Star designation on this coin are unquestioned, as the eye appeal is excellent and the field-device contrast verges on an Ultra Cameo designation. The grade might be as high as PR66 were the strike fuller on Liberty's forelock trailing down her neck, as well as the curls at her brow, with other small detractors in the form of scattered tiny -- minor -- toning flecks, and a small planchet indent near star 1. Elsewhere, rich auburn-gold surfaces show a slight orange-peel effect and overall top-notch appeal and collectibility. Die lapping has created the effect of Liberty with an open mouth, a small void showing between her lips. The reverse is nicer overall, despite showing a touch of strike softness on the fletchings. Only 36 examples were reportedly struck of this issue, and far fewer survive today. This issue is seldom offered in any grade. Census: 1 in 64 Cameo (1 in 64+ Cameo), 5 finer (8/15).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 3Z2T, PCGS# 88475)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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