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    Ultra Cameo Gem Proof 1900 Half Eagle
    A Turn-of-the-Century Classic

    1900 $5 PR65 Ultra Cameo NGC. Despite a sudden surge in the official mintages of proof Liberty half eagles from 99 pieces in 1899 to 230 specimens in 1900, the half eagles of the latter eagle are not much more common than their 1899 counterparts, indicating that a fair number were melted as unsold. This exquisitely contrasted Gem specimen has wonderful frost-and-mirrors and sharp detail. A flaw near star 3 largely accounts for the technical grade, while an apparent strike-through to the left of Liberty's neck supplies a useful pedigree marker for future appearances. Great all-around visual appeal. Census: 6 in 65 Ultra Cameo, 6 finer (11/11).(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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    January, 2012
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