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    Gem Proof 1893 Half Eagle--A Rarely Encountered Proof Issue

    1893 PR 65 PCGS. In spite of the commonness of business strikes of this year, proofs are very rarely seen. In fact, this is the first proof 1893 we have seen in at least five years. Only 77 pieces were produced, but today no more than a couple of dozen are possibly extant in all grades. This piece is tied with one other as the finest certified (and we suspect finest known as well). The coin has rich orange color overall. The fields show an illimitable depth of reflectivity with contrasting cameoed devices. There are no distracting spots, scratches, or scrapes anywhere on this lovely coin. Of the greatest importance to advanced gold collectors. (NGC ID# 28CX, PCGS# 8488)

    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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    January, 1996
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