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    Gem Ultra Cameo Proof 1893 Half Eagle

    1893 $5 PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. Both sides of this amazing Gem proof have splendid orange-gold color with deep mirrors around lustrous devices. Just 77 proof examples were coined in 1893, suggesting the limited demand of a few active collectors who desired such coins. Only about one-third of these coins still exist today, and few of those qualify for the Gem grade level. This piece is important for more than its high technical grade. It is also fully struck at the center of the obverse and reverse, and this characteristic is equally as important as the grade. Many of these coins are found with blunt central details. Census: 4 in 65 Ultra Cameo, 2 finer (4/07).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 28CX, PCGS# 98488)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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