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    Affordable Impaired Proof 1887 Liberty Half Eagle

    1887 $5 Proof, Improperly Cleaned, NCS. An exceedingly rare and collectible date in the Liberty Five Dollar series. Simply put, a date collection of Half Eagles cannot be complete without a proof 1887 example, as there were no business strikes produced at Philadelphia. Some of the attributes of the proof striking can be clearly seen on this specimen, with its high, square edge, sharp hair curls, and full denticulation. It is too bad someone harshly cleaned this example as it now presents a dull, green-gold finish. Some surface roughness is also detected at the right side of the obverse and edge filing is also evident there. This rare coin should create a great deal of bidder interest, as there are not many opportunities to purchase an impaired example of a "proof-only" striking. Accompanied by a copy of an old ANACS registry certificate, E-0113-C.
    From The Barry Donnell Collection, Part Two. (#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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    July, 2004
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