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    Two-Tone Proof 1898 Half Eagle

    1898 $5 PR62 PCGS. Despite the relative availability of business strikes, proofs of this date are quite rare. Only 75 were originally produced, and of that number Breen estimates that today perhaps as few as 25 may still exist in all grades. This is a stunning, two-toned cameo. The fields go "black" and contrast heavily against the thick mint frost on the devices. Exceptional eye appeal, but unfortunately, the obverse fields show two severe abrasions at the forehead and behind the neck. Still, a stunning and rare coin that, despite its problems, is clearly superior for the grade.(#8493) (Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 28D4, PCGS# 8493)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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