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    1883 Liberty Half Eagle, PR55
    Only 20 to 30 Proofs Extant

    1883 $5 PR55 NGC. The Mint struck 61 proofs in 1883, but the issue's survival rate is conservatively 50%. On average, CoinFacts, Akers, and Breen estimate that between 20 to 30 specimens survive in all grades. The strike is predictably razor-sharp, and considering the number of abrasions one would expect of an AU55 representative, this proof shows minimal marks. This is a seldom-offered opportunity to obtain a very rare Liberty half eagle proof, and the first time an example has crossed the auction block since 2003.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 28CL, PCGS# 8478)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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