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    1893 Half Eagle, PR61
    Rare 19th Century Proof Striking

    1893 $5 PR61 PCGS. CAC. The proof 1893 half eagle is a rare issue in all grades. Only 77 pieces were struck, and it is believed as few as 25 to 35 examples are extant. The combined certified populations of PCGS and NGC count 40 coins, a number likely skewed by resubmissions. This example shows a moderate number of small marks, accounting for the grade, but the deeply reflective fields and razor-sharp design elements leave little doubt as to its proof origin. Rich honey-gold patina delivers excellent visual appeal. Population: 1 in 61, 12 finer (11/14).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 28CX, PCGS# 8488)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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