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    Cameo Proof 1898 Half Eagle--A High-End Gem

    1898 PR 65 Cameo NGC. Despite the relative availability of business strikes, proofs of this date are quite rare. Only 75 were originally produced, and of that number Breen estimates that today perhaps as few as 25 may still exist in all grades. This is a stunning, two-toned cameo. The fields go "black" and contrast heavily against the thick mint frost on the devices. Exceptional eye appeal and one of the finest examples known of this issue in the proof format. Population: 2 in 65, only 2 finer (4/96). (NGC ID# 28D4, PCGS# 8493)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    September, 1996
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