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    Exquisite Choice Proof 1900 Half Eagle

    1900 $5 PR64 PCGS. While the proof mintage of 230 specimens is the highest for the denomination among classic gold issues, the 1900 remains challenging and is not so available as one might think; Garrett and Guth note that the 1900 " ... is not much more common than most of the issues of this time period. Many 1900 half eagles must have been destroyed as unsold."
    This Choice example is housed in an early-generation PCGS holder, prior to that service's designation of Cameo or Deep Cameo for proofs, and this decisively struck survivor offers excellent contrast. The orange-gold surfaces show intermittent haze with a patch to the left of the tip of the bust. The obverse is carefully preserved for the grade assigned, though a small area of hairlines and contact is present in the field to the right of the eagle. Population: 19 in 64, 8 finer (6/08).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28D6, PCGS# 8495)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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