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    1903 Choice Proof Half Eagle

    1903 PR 64 NGC. 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. Struck in the no-contrast style used by the mint in the early years of this century, the devices are as brilliant and dazzling as the fields are. We can find no evidence of actual cleaning on either side, just a few wispy hairlines from handling on the reverse. A small squiggly lint mark is noted (for pedigree purposes) between the back of Liberty's neck and star 12. An exceptionally intense and vibrant coin, this piece represents excellent value in a near-gem proof half eagle. Population: 10 in PR 64, only 2 finer (6/96). (NGC ID# 28D9, PCGS# 8498)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    August, 1996
    17th-20th Saturday-Tuesday
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