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    High-End PR 64 1889 Five-Dollar--Ex: Byron Reed

    1889 PR 64 PCGS. Ex: Byron Reed. Sold as lot 148 from that historic offering of 19th century coins and antiquities acquired by noted real estate magnate Byron Reed. This piece is identifiable by a small spot on the forward portion of the truncation of the neck just above the 1 in the date. Only 45 proofs were struck with perhaps half that many that survive today. This is one of the finest three certified to date (3/97). The fields are deeply reflective and there is little contrast noted between the fields and devices. Only a few scattered hairlines keep this impressive, pedigreed coin from a full gem classification. (NGC ID# 28CT, PCGS# 8484)

    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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    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 1997
    30th-2nd Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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