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    Glittering Gem Proof 1903 Liberty Half Eagle

    1903 $5 PR65 NGC. A glittering Gem proof, with deeply mirrored fields and devices that alternate between frosting (reverse) and reflectivity (obverse). Only 154 proof Half Eagles were struck in 1903 and we estimate that today somewhere between 55 and 70 pieces survive. This is a spectacular proof. In theory, it was struck in the no-contrast style used by the mint in the early years of this century, but much of the eagle is lightly frosted, with brilliance between the lines and some feathers, producing a spectacular effect. Virtually no toning or patina is present on either side. As a future identifier, a small planchet flake is seen between the eagle's wing and the first A of AMERICA. An exceptionally intense and vibrant coin. Population: 5 in 65, only 3 finer (7/04).(#8498) (Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28D9, PCGS# 8498)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
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