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    1898 Half Eagle, PR65 Ultra Cameo
    Impressive Contrast

    1898 $5 PR65 ★ Ultra Cameo NGC. Mint records show a proof production of just 75 Liberty half eagles, and today, about 50 of those pieces survive, with a combined NGC and PCGS population of 69 submissions. That population includes 43 pieces designated as Cameo or Ultra/Deep Cameo. Collectors who seek a single exceptional representative with impressive Cameo contrast, such as the present PR65 ★ Ultra Cameo piece, will find 1898 to be an excellent date for consideration. This piece has amazing contrast with highly lustrous yellow-gold devices and deeply mirrored fields. Close examine reveals trivial, grade-consistent hairlines and contact marks that will keep the price more affordable than other, numerically finer examples. Census: 3 in 65 Ultra Cameo (1 in 65 Ultra Cameo), 10 finer (7/14).
    From The Pannonia Collection.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 28D4, PCGS# 98493)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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