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    Splendid 1885 Half Eagle, PR65 Ultra Cameo

    1885 $5 PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. Garrett and Guth posit that perhaps 20 examples survive today of the 66 pieces recorded struck of this issue, although that would imply that more than half of the combined NGC/PCGS certified population consists of duplicates. This piece is nonetheless near the top end of survivors both technically and aesthetically, with rich orange-gold coloration and the coveted black-on-gold appearance of high-end Cameo proof gold. The field-device contrast is splendid, and while evident contact seems quite low for the assigned grade, the eye appeal is quite high. Census: 1 in 65 Ultra Cameo, 6 finer (3/09).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 37X8, PCGS# 98480)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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