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    Gorgeous Cameo Gem 1898 Five Dollars

    1898 $5 PR65 Cameo NGC. 75 proof Half Eagles were struck in 1898, and the number of unimpaired survivors is difficult to determine today. Third party populations are inflated by resubmissions. Breen (1988) stated, "Possibly 25 proofs survive." Earlier, in his 1977 Proof Encyclopedia, he noted, "Very rare and seldom offered; a sleeping golden elephant." This intricately struck Gem displays obvious contrast between the glowing golden devices and the mirrored fields. Hairlines are virtually absent, and the eye appeal is remarkable. Certain to be a cornerstone of a proof gold type collection. Population: 3 in 65 Cameo, 5 finer (9/05).(#88493) (Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 28D4, PCGS# 88493)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    November, 2005
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