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    Gem Cameo Proof 1905 Half Eagle

    1905 $5 PR65 Cameo NGC. An unusual Cameo representative of this brilliant-era proof gold issue from the end of the Liberty half eagle series, not specifically frosted on the central devices but with distinct contrast between them and the pale yellow-gold gleam of the smooth fields. Great all-around preservation as the Gem grade implies. This date's proof mintage of just 108 pieces is a marked step down from the 230 specimens struck in 1900 and the mid-100s mintages of earlier years in the 20th century, and it serves as a prelude to the double-digit proof gold production of 1906 and 1907. Census: 6 in 65 Cameo, 3 finer (8/10).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 3YDP, PCGS# 88500)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    October, 2010
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