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    Choice Ultra Cameo Proof 1898 Half Eagle

    1898 $5 PR64 Ultra Cameo NGC. A needle-sharp choice proof Liberty Half Eagle with magnificent contrast between the mirrored fields and the radiant devices. Thorough inspection reveals only the faintest hairlines in the obverse field that serve to limit the grade. In his 1989 Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins, Walter Breen opines that this issue is "very rare and seldom offered; a sleeping golden elephant." Only 75 pieces were produced, and likely a much smaller quantity has survived with unimpaired surfaces.(#98493) (NGC ID# 28D4, PCGS# 98493)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    May, 2004
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