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    Bright Yellow-Gold 1889 Five Dollar
    PR65 Cameo
    , Starkly Contrasted Surfaces

    1889 $5 PR65 Cameo NGC. Ex: Amon Carter Collection. After eight years of larger proof mintages the output of proof half eagles dropped to only 45 pieces in 1889. Of that number there are probably no more than 15 to 20 coins known today, including two in the Smithsonian. With such a small mintage it would stand to reason that there would be a larger percentage of Cameo examples known, as the mint frost would have had little time to diminish with only 45 strikings. The combined numbers from NGC and PCGS bear this out with a total of 17 Cameo coins vs. 8 non-Cameos (there are no Deep/Ultra proofs certified). As pointed out in the Carter catalog, there is even more date pressure on the 1889 proofs as only 7,565 circulation strikes were produced and few are known in high grades. This is a splendid, deeply reflective proof with pronounced orange-peel texture in the fields. The devices are notably frosted which yields the desirable cameo effect.
    Ex: Amon Carter Collection (Stack's, 1/1984), lot 701.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 28CT, PCGS# 88484)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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