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    1896 Liberty Half Eagle, PR65+ Ultra Cameo
    Rare 19th Century Gold Proof

    1896 $5 PR65+ Ultra Cameo NGC. One of 103 proofs of this 1890s date struck in the half eagle denomination, this carefully preserved specimen displays the kind of assertive eye appeal that demanding collectors desire. The deeply mirrored fields provide vivid contrast to the sharply defined devices, with a suggestion of deeper gold in the field increasing the attraction. The frost on the Liberty bust is especially outstanding. Proof mintages in this era were uniformly low and fell even lower after 1896. Researchers have found that significant numbers of proofs failed to sell in most years, and the unsold remainders were melted to liberate precious metal for use in later years' proof production. Census: 1 in 65 Ultra Cameo (1 in 65+ Ultra Cameo), 9 finer (7/14).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 56BA, PCGS# 98491)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    September, 2014
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