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    Richly Colored 1887 Half Eagle, Proof 62 PCGS

    1887 $5 PR62 PCGS. The 1887 is the only date in the Coronet series of Half Eagles where all coins were struck strictly as proofs. A mere 87 pieces were produced and of that number, perhaps as many as 30 survive today. Quite a few are impaired or circulated. In fact, this is the first non-impaired example we have offered in some time. This is a beautiful coin for the assigned grade that is a solid PR62. The fields are unfathomably deep and appear "black" against the subtle mint frost on the devices. The rich orange-gold surfaces show evidence of hairlines and small handling marks which, of course, account for the assigned grade. A significant coin for the dated gold collector.(#8482) (Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 28CR, PCGS# 8482)

    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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    September, 2004
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