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    Outstanding 1903 Half Eagle
    PR65 Cameo

    1903 $5 PR65 Cameo NGC. CAC. Most gold proofs struck in 1902 and later are lacking in contrast, in accordance with the alteration of Mint procedures that led to the evolution of the brilliant finish (and later, the satin, matte, and Roman gold finishes as European influences waxed and waned). The present Gem, though it does not offer the thick frost that defined the devices on many earlier proofs, does display substantial contrast between the sharply struck portrait and the gleaming lemon-gold fields. Excellent preservation out of the 154 proofs struck. Census: 9 in 65 Cameo, 11 finer (2/09).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28D9, PCGS# 88498)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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