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    1886 Five Dollar, PR64 Cameo
    Ex: Carter, Surprisingly Scarce

    1886 $5 PR64 Cameo NGC. Ex: Amon Carter. A paltry 72 proofs were struck of the half eagle in 1886. Of that number it is reliably estimated that today only 20 to 25 individual proofs exist. Only 17 submission events have been recorded as non-Cameo, Cameo, and Deep/Ultra Cameo combined. This is from the famous Amon Carter Collection. The mirrors are exceptionally deep on each side and noticeably contrast against the lightly frosted devices. Identifiable by two shallow planchet flakes in the left obverse field which are also visible in the Carter catalog. The fields otherwise have pronounced orange-peel texture and there are only the faintest hairlines evident with magnification.
    Ex: Amon Carter Collection (Stack's, 1/1984), lot 697. (Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 28CP, PCGS# 88481)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2011
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