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    1900 Five Dollar, PR65 Ultra Cameo
    Gold CAC, Exceptional for the Grade

    1900 $5 PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. Gold CAC. The new century brought with it a dramatic increase in the number of half eagle proofs struck at the Philadelphia Mint. The issue's mintage of 230 proofs is the highest in the set, but the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins (2006) notes: "The date is not much more common than most of the issues of this time period. Many 1900 half eagles must have been destroyed as unsold. There are probably 75 to 100 coins known in all grades."

    This gorgeous Gem proof boasts a coveted gold CAC approval sticker, suggesting it is undergraded by at least one full point. It is one of only two examples with a gold CAC sticker among all Liberty half eagle proof issues, including No Motto and With Motto representatives. The other is an 1876 PR63 Cameo coin certified by NGC that was sold as lot 4298 in this year's FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2015).

    The thickly frosted devices seemingly float over the deeply mirrored fields, accounting for the Ultra Cameo designation. Undeniably high-end for the grade, the only distinguishable imperfections are a few microscopic ticks below the R in AMERICA. However, they are virtually invisible to the unaided eye and do not hinder the exceptional visual appeal. Census: 5 in 65 Ultra Cameo (1 in 65+ Ultra Cameo), 8 finer (2/15).
    From The Big Sky Collection.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28D6, PCGS# 98495)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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