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    1887 PR 63. The 1887 is the only date in the Coronet series of half eagles that was struck only as a proof. 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 at least four years. This is a stunningly beautiful coin that is definitely at the upper end of the PR 63 grade. The fields are unfathomably deep and appear "black" against the golden mint frost on the devices. The coin is uncleaned and for the most part there are only the most miniscule contact marks on either side. The most noticeable flaw is a thin, slightly curved staple scratch across the lower reverse. A significant coin for the dated gold collector. (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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    June, 1995
    4th-7th Sunday-Wednesday
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