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    Gem Quality 1888 Proof Liberty Half Eagle

    1888 $5 PR65 PCGS. The rarity of this issue is such that we have not offered a survivor of any quality since 1997. The last coin that we did offer was graded PR64 by NGC, and our archives (which date back to 1991) do not record the sale of a PR65 specimen. This smooth Gem is one of only 30-35 pieces believed extant out of the original mintage of 95 proofs. It is a predominantly yellow-gold example with modest frosty overtones on the devices and an otherwise brilliant sheen. Grade-limiting hairlines are virtually nonexistent, as are areas of striking incompleteness. A highlight of the numerous gold offerings in this sale, and a coin that is sure to inspire spirited bidding.
    From the Paul R. Goodus Collection. (NGC ID# 28CS, PCGS# 8483)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 2001
    8th-11th Wednesday-Saturday
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