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    1887 Half Eagle, Impaired Proof
    Rare Proof-Only Issue

    1887 $5 -- Rim Damage, Mount Removed -- NCS. Proof Details. The sole proof-only date in the Liberty half eagle series, this issue was produced to the extent of just 87 pieces, and fewer than half of those coins are still known to exist. PCGS estimates the surviving population at 35 to 40 coins. This example displays smooth green-gold surfaces and mere traces of rim damage, near 3 o'clock on the obverse, from having a mount removed. Well-struck and unworn on the high points, this piece has better-than-expected eye appeal for an impaired example.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 28CR, PCGS# 8482)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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