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    Select Proof 1897 Half Eagle
    Rare Cameo Specimen

    1897 $5 PR63 Cameo NGC. Only 83 proof Liberty half eagles were minted in 1897, and it is doubtful that more than half of that total survives today. PCGS and NGC have combined to certify only 38 specimens between them (12/11), and a number of impaired specimens are mentioned in the literature. This is only the eighth time Heritage has been privileged to offer an example of this issue in the last 15 years.
    The present coin is a stunning Select specimen, with stark black-on-gold contrast between the deeply mirrored fields and the frosty devices. The design elements are sharply detailed throughout, and the rich greenish-gold surfaces show attractive highlights of lilac. Census: 3 in 63 Cameo, 15 finer (11/11).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 3YDE, PCGS# 88492)

    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, 2012
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