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    Deep Cameo PR64 1898 Half Eagle
    A 19th Century Proof Beauty

    1898 $5 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. Just before the shift to the brilliant proof style in 1902 and the subsequent loss of the cameo contrast so admired today, the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia put out some of the most gorgeous proofs ever produced in the country. The coins had thick frost on the devices and deep mirrors, a combination that guaranteed incredible contrast. In terms of that contrast, this near-Gem is among the best of the best. Deep yellow-gold mirrors show tinges of orange, while the devices rising from them are amply frosted with decisive detail. Just a few tiny field disturbances determine the grade. Population: 2 in 64 Deep Cameo, 6 finer (5/11).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 28D4, PCGS# 98493)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    July, 2011
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