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    Choice Proof 1902 Half Eagle
    First Year of the All-Brilliant Finish

    1902 $5 PR64 NGC. The 1902 proof Liberty half eagle boasts a mintage of 162 pieces, and unimpaired survivors are very rare in today's market. The Mint employed an all-brilliant finish on proof coins, beginning in 1902, so few specimens from this era show any trace of cameo contrast.
    This impressive Choice specimen offers fully struck design elements, with little of the mint frost that characterized the earlier proof issues. The fields are deeply mirrored and show some light horizontal die striations on the obverse, with light greenish-gold highlights and outstanding eye appeal. Census: 6 in 64, 4 finer (11/11).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28D8, PCGS# 8497)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    December, 2011
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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