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    Superb, Glittering Proof 1903 Half Eagle--Ex: Floyd Starr

    1903 PR 66 NGC. Starr. The description from the Starr catalog reads in part: "154 struck. Brilliant fields, with semi-brilliant devices. Minor scattered hairlines. Many examples of this issue are impaired or have been cleaned, such as Garrett (1976):546, Norweb:958, and Ullmer:472. Rare: no published estimates of rarity in either Breen or Akers, but probably about 30 to 35 Proofs survive today." Identifiable by a tiny copper stain just below the tip of the eagle's beak. From the Green Mountain Collection.
    Purchased by Floyd Starr from Henry Chapman on October 3, 1933; Floyd Starr Collection (Stack's, 10/92), lot 1216. (NGC ID# 28D9, PCGS# 8498)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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