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    Choice Cameo Proof 1888 Half Eagle

    1888 $5 PR64 Cameo PCGS. Mint records indicate that 94 proof half eagles were coined in 1888, and less than half of those survive, perhaps 40 coins. While some survivors are finer than this example, it is an attractive piece with rich yellow-gold luster and excellent contrast. A few small blemishes appear in the obverse field, especially below Liberty's chin. The reverse is free of contact marks. This piece appears to match most of the attribution characteristics, although there is little mirrored finish within the vertical shield stripes on the reverse.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 28CS, PCGS# 88483)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    May, 2007
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