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    Remarkable Gem Proof 1883 Half Eagle, Ex: Eliasberg Collection

    1883 $5 PR65 PCGS. Ex: Eliasberg. A very rare proof date with only 61 pieces struck. Of that number estimates of survivors range from a high of 20 to 25 (Akers) to a low of fewer than 20 (Breen). Only 9 proofs have been certified by PCGS, this example being tied with two others as the finest known. This is a visually stunning proof with very deep fields and sharply contrasting frosted devices. There are a few tiny hairlines in the fields, but these are so minor that we believe they are probably not the reason the coin "only" grades PR65. There are two noticeable identifiers, those being a small areas of planchet discoloration. One is at 5 o'clock on the obverse rim between star 13 and the truncation of Liberty's neck, the other is below the eagle on the reverse. These were probably the result of an improper mix of gold and copper in the planchet, an often seen characteristic on early proof gold. Nevertheless, this is still a beautiful Gem proof. (#8478) (NGC ID# 28CL, PCGS# 8478)

    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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    November, 2003
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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