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    Sharply Contrasted 1900 Proof Half Eagle

    1900 PR 64 PCGS. Perhaps it was the celebration of the turn-of-the-century that caused the mint to strike 230 proof half eagles this year, approximately double the number normally issued in the other late years of the Liberty five-dollar design. This is the final year of the contrasting method of proofing, and this coin is no exception. The fields are deeply mirrored and the devices heavily frosted resulting in a fine black and white contrast. A few minuscule hairlines are noted over both sides, perhaps from a light wiping, but these do not detract from the coin's overall appearance. (NGC ID# 28D6, PCGS# 8495)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 1997
    2nd-5th Saturday-Tuesday
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