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    Gem Cameo Proof 1895 Half Eagle

    1895 $5 PR65 Cameo NGC.Only a meager 81 proofs were struck in 1895 and currently, 29 pieces have been certified in all grades by both services combined. Many of these are likely resubmissions to achieve the "Cameo" designation. Breen estimates that between 25 and 30 examples still exist today.
    This Gem coin has incredibly deep mirrors that provide a virtual black backdrop to the nicely frosted golden devices seen on each side. There are only a couple of very light, almost imperceptible hairlines in the fields, these being too faint to use as future identifiers. An outstanding piece of proof gold, it would be hard to imagine a finer example. Part of an 1895 proof set, the other pieces from the set are offered individually throughout the catalog. Population: 5 in 65 Cameo, 2 finer (11/04).(#88490) (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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    January, 2005
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