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    1890 Cameo Proof 64 Five-Dollar Gold

    1890 PR 64 PCGS. When one thinks of 1890 fives it is most often the elusive (4,240 minted) business strikes that come to mind. However, proofs are very rare and seldom seen. Of the 88 pieces originally struck, PCGS and NGC combined have certified only 29 examples, and some of these are most likely resubmissions. This is an intriguing coin. Not only is it a beautiful piece of proof gold, but it also shows a remarkable contrast between the fields and devices on both sides. The fields have a remarkable depth of reflectivity and there are only the slightest hairlines on the obverse that are visible when the coin is closely examined. Population: 9 in PR 64, 4 finer (6/96). (NGC ID# 28CU, PCGS# 8485)

    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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    August, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-Saturday
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