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    1887 PR 55. An exceedingly rare and collectible date in the Liberty five-dollar series. Simply put, the collection cannot be complete without a proof 1887 example, as there were no business strikes produced at Philadelphia. All of the attributes of the proof striking can be clearly seen on this specimen, with its high, square edge, sharp hair curls, full denticulation, and deeply mirrored surfaces. It is too bad someone allowed this "proof-only" rarity to enter circulation for a short time, as the fields show some evidence of handling. This attractive coin should create a great deal of bidder interest, as there are not many opportunities to purchase a slightly impaired example of a "proof-only" striking. Trends $11,250 in PR 50, $25,000 in PR 60 (5/23). (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, 1994
    27th-30th Wednesday-Saturday
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