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    1900 Half Eagle, PR65 Deep Cameo
    Gorgeous Turn-of-the-Century Proof

    1900 $5 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS. At the turn of the 20th century, time was running out for the much-loved contrasted or "Cameo" appearance on classic proof gold coins. A change for the 1902 proofs would reduce the frostiness of the devices, replacing it largely with mirror-finish, while the matte proofs of 1908 and their experimental permutations were the nail in the proverbial coffin. While there was time, though, the Mint released this Gem 1900 half dollar with Deep Cameo proof contrast, fortunately for today's collectors. Though a few tiny planchet flaws are visible in the fields, the surfaces are generally well-preserved and the eye appeal is fantastic. Fields are "black" when tilted out of the light and pale gold tilted into it. Population: 2 in 65 Deep Cameo, 1 finer (8/13).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28D6, PCGS# 98495)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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