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    1898 Half Eagle, PR64 Deep Cameo
    Boldly Contrasted Proof Rarity

    1898 $5 PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. The 1898 stands out as the low-mintage date among the proof half eagles from the latter half of the 1890s, with only 75 pieces struck. Of these, Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth estimate only 35 to 40 examples are extant, slightly fewer than the PCGS estimate of 45 to 55 coins. The combined PCGS and NGC population reports indicate 70 encapsulations of this issue (11/14), an obviously inflated number due to resubmissions.

    This Choice Deep Cameo representative displays striking field-motif contrast, with heavily frosted devices and a deeply mirrored backdrop. The strike is sharp, and only a few faint marks in the obverse fields limit the numeric grade of this eye-appealing proof. Population: 3 in 64, 8 finer (11/14).(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 28D4, PCGS# 98493)

    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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