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    Affordable 1898 Half Eagle, Proof 60 ANACS

    1898 $5 PR60 ANACS. A desirable date in the Liberty five-dollar series with a scant mintage of only 75 pieces. All of the attributes of the proof striking can be clearly seen on this specimen, with its high, square edge, sharp hair curls, full denticulation, and noticeably mirrored (protected) surfaces. It is too bad someone exposed this rare coin to noticeable mishandling, as the fields now show numerous marks and hairlines. Still, this lot should create substantial bidder interest, as there are not many opportunities to purchase an affordable example of a proof gold half eagle. (NGC ID# 28D4, PCGS# 8493)

    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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    Auction Dates
    July, 2003
    26th-28th Saturday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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