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    Low Mintage 1889 Five Dollar, PR64 Cameo

    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 that are 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 13 proof examples of this date, and the present piece is tied with one other Cameo for the finest of the three PCGS Cameo coins (4/08).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 28CT, PCGS# 88484)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    May-Jun, 2008
    28th-2nd Wednesday-Monday
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