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    1894 Half Eagle, PR63 Deep Cameo
    Underrated Proof Rarity

    1894 $5 PR63 Deep Cameo PCGS. In direct contrast to its circulation strike counterpart, the proof 1894 half eagle is a major rarity in any condition. Production amounted to only 75 coins, of which only about half are likely extant. Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth estimate the surviving population to be as low as 20 to 30 coins, including a pair of Choice examples housed in the Smithsonian Institution; PCGS pegs the number a little higher, with a 40 to 60-coin estimated survival. The actual number is probably somewhere in the middle; PCGS and NGC combined show 50 pieces, including an unknown number of likely resubmissions.

    This Select Deep Cameo representative boasts vivid apricot-gold color throughout each side, highlighting the sharp, frosty devices and delivering a warm glow over the mirrored fields. A few faint hairlines limit the grade, but none are discernable to the unaided eye. Population: 2 in 63 Deep Cameo, 3 finer (3/15).(Registry values: P3) (NGC ID# 28CY, PCGS# 98489)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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