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    Brilliant PR64 Cameo 1889 Half Eagle

    1889 $5 PR64 Cameo NGC. CAC. The business strike production of this issue was a skimpy 7,520 pieces, and only 45 proofs were produced, also on the low side. Today only 15 to 20 proof specimens are known including examples in museum collections, most of them in the PR64 grade of the present piece. This near-Gem proof displays intense field-device contrast on both sides, with brilliant luster and attractive yellow-gold coloration throughout. A couple of tiny grayish contact marks are noted on Liberty's neck. NGC has certified nine examples in PR64 Cameo, with only three finer (11/09).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 28CT, PCGS# 88484)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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