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    Exquisite 1892 Liberty Head Half Eagle
    PR64 Deep Cameo

    1892 $5 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. Only 92 proof Liberty Head half eagles were minted in 1892. In their Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933, Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth estimate only 20-30 examples are extant today in all proof grades. Typically years pass between auction appearances. The coin offered here is the first Deep Cameo example of this rare date Heritage has handled. An early auction appearance occurred in the George Earle Collection (Henry Chapman, 6/1912), lot 2432. Chapman noted the issue was "very rare, as only a few made." Collector John M. Clapp is known to have purchased an example directly from the Mint in December 1892.
    The present coin is a visual delight, displaying a well balanced cameo effect, with an equally strong element of contrast on both sides. A few light hairlines are visible in the reflective fields. Population: 3 in 64 Deep Cameo, 0 finer (4/09).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 28CW, PCGS# 98487)

    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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    May, 2009
    28th-31st Thursday-Sunday
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