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    Remarkable Cameo Proof 1888 Five Dollar Gold

    1888 $5 PR64 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. A couple of grade-limiting abrasions are seen on the obverse and a number of scattered hairlines are in the fields. Still, an extraordinary opportunity to own one of the finest known specimens. Population: 6 in 64, 2 finer (10/04).(#88483) (Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 28CS, PCGS# 88483)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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