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    1901 Gem Cameo Proof Half Eagle

    1901 $5 PR65 Cameo PCGS. An exquisitely struck Gem that possesses radiant devices and deeply mirrored fields. Small breaks in the frost and the cheek and the lower half of LIBERTY prevent an Ultra Cameo designation, but the frost is otherwise seamless. Well preserved and well made, a tiny planchet flaw (as produced) in the field near the bust tip must suffice as a pedigree marker. The date and obverse stars are lightly strike doubled. Although the Guide Book reports that 140 proofs were struck, it is clear that not all of these have survived since NGC has encapsulated only 41 pieces, and it is likely that at least several among these are redundant submissions. Population: 2 in 65 Cameo, 0 finer (2/05).(#88496) (Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28D7, PCGS# 88496)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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