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    Among the Finest Known 1888 $5 Proofs

    1888 $5 PR 64 Cameo NGC. The Philadelphia Mint produced 18,296 business strike and 95 proof half eagles in 1888. Survivors of the latter delivery are understandably rare (Breen reports perhaps 30-35 pieces), but they are more easily obtainable than Mint State representatives. A dazzling coin, both sides are awash in yellow-gold color with pronounced cameo contrast between the fields and devices. The details over the highpoints of the coronet and the eagle are sharp and well defined. An extraordinary opportunity to own one of the finest known specimens.
    Sold on behalf of the Wilkins Foundation. (NGC ID# 28CS, PCGS# 88483)

    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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    May-Jun, 2001
    31st-2nd Thursday-Saturday
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