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    1895 Liberty Five, PR65 Cameo
    81 Examples Struck, Ex: Trompeter

    1895 $5 PR65 Cameo NGC. CAC. Ex: Trompeter. The mintage of proof Liberty half eagles increased modestly in 1895, with 81 pieces struck. Unfortunately for present-day collectors, the increased production total did not translate into a larger number of coins available today. The 1895 seems to be just as rare as the issues of previous years, with a surviving population of about 20-25 coins, including at least three specimens in institutional collections. NGC and PCGS have combined to certify a total of 47 examples, but that figure is undoubtedly inflated by resubmissions and crossovers (5/15).

    This delightful Gem features well-frosted design elements, with razor-sharp definition throughout. The date is placed slightly left of center, with the numerals widely spaced. The dies were apparently repolished later, as the Norweb specimen shows some slight loss of detail in the upper leaves of the olive branch, but this coin shows full details in that area. The deeply mirrored fields provide bold cameo contrast and the orange-gold surfaces show only a few minor hairlines. A planchet flake below 9 in the date acts as a pedigree marker. Eye appeal is outstanding. Census: 3 in 65 Cameo, 5 finer (5/15).
    Ex: Ed Trompeter Collection; Heritage Auctions, circa 1998; private collection.
    From The Ed Trompeter Collection of Proof $5 Liberties.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 28CZ, PCGS# 88490)

    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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