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    Choice Cameo Proof 1889 Half Eagle

    1889 $5 PR64 Cameo PCGS. This is a sharply struck and deeply mirrored Cameo proof that just misses Gem quality due to a few faint hairlines visible in the fields, most noticeably below AMER on the reverse. Both sides have a combination of lovely lemon-yellow and honey-gold colors with lighter yellow-gold on the devices. Current estimates suggest that a little less than half of the original 45 coin mintage still survive, or about 15 to 20 coins. Two of these reside in the Smithsonian Institution. Meanwhile, PCGS has only certified seven proof examples of this date, and the present piece is tied with one other for the finest of those seven coins (9/06).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 28CT, PCGS# 88484)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    October, 2006
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