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    1890 Liberty Half Eagle, PR62 Cameo
    Ex: Trompeter

    1890 $5 PR62 Cameo NGC. Ex: Trompeter. The 1890 proof Liberty half eagle is even more elusive than its reported mintage of 88 pieces would suggest. Probably no more than 20-25 examples are extant in all grades, including three coins in institutional collections. In addition, the Philadelphia Mint business-strike mintage of half eagles was a paltry 4,240 pieces in 1890, putting significant pressure on the small supply of proofs from date collectors.

    The present coin is an attractive proof, with frosty, sharply detailed design elements throughout. The date is diagnostically positioned to the left, with the left edge of 1 over the left edge of a dentil. The fields are deeply mirrored, providing desirable cameo contrast with the devices. A few minor hairlines and contact marks are evident, but the overall presentation is most appealing. Census: 1 in 62 Cameo, 14 finer (5/15).
    Ex: Ed Trompeter Collection; Heritage Auctions, circa 1998; private collection.
    From The Ed Trompeter Collection of Proof $5 Liberties.(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 3WUT, PCGS# 88485)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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