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    The Finest Certified Proof 1890 Half Eagle, PR 66 PCGS

    1890 $5 PR 66 PCGS. This orange-gold example is remarkable in all regards. The fields possess near-blinding reflectivity, the devices are smooth with a frosty texture. There are no noticeable hairlines or contact marks, and the cameo contrast is pronounced on both sides. This glowing Gem is one of perhaps 30 (Breen, 1988) proof 1890 half eagles extant. The scarcity of similar dated business strikes (4,328 pieces produced) should further enhance the desirability of this coin among high quality date collectors. Population: 1 in 66, 0 finer (4/01). (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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