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    1891 Half Eagle, PR64 Cameo
    Only 53 Proofs Struck

    1891 $5 PR64 Cameo PCGS. Proof half eagle coinage in 1891 dropped to just 53 pieces, down from 88 in 1890. Nonetheless, the two issues have similar surviving populations, suggesting that a higher percentage of the 1891 production was distributed to collectors who would preserve them through the hard economic times of the mid-1890s. PCGS estimates that 30 to 40 examples are known today, complemented by a combined PCGS and NGC certified population of 35 coins. Two pieces are housed in the Smithsonian Institution, and a third resides in the ANS.

    This near-Gem Cameo displays razor-sharp devices set against deeply mirrored fields that take on a faint cloudy hue amid rich straw-gold coloration. There are no distracting surface flaws, and the cameo contrast is outstanding. Population: 4 in 64 Cameo, 2 finer (11/16).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 28CV, PCGS# 88486)

    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
    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
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