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    1903 Liberty Head Five, Bold PR65

    1903 $5 PR65 PCGS. CAC. The yellow-gold surfaces are highly reflective and boast an impeccable proof strike throughout, with excellent preservation blatant on both sides. One small contact mark on Liberty's chin is the sole singular mark. The eye appeal is excellent. Despite the reported proof mintage of 154 coins, the 1903 half eagle is seldom seen in Gem proof condition as here, a situation that lends credence to the theory that many may have been melted as unsold -- or, at a minimum, lost to attrition during the many ensuing decades when five dollars was "real money." The certified populations are vastly inflated through resubmissions. PCGS reports only four examples in PR65 and two finer -- one each in PR66 and PR67 (3/15). This is one of two in this grade with CAC approval, a great type coin.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28D9, PCGS# 8498)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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