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    Important Gem Proof 1905 Half Eagle

    1905 $5 PR65 PCGS. The peak of the 5 in the date is lightly recut, which is diagnostic of the proof issue according to Breen. A razor-sharp Gem with full cameo contrast on the reverse, and Liberty's hair and the stars also possess contrast with the mirrored fields. The surfaces are seemingly free from contact, although a couple of tiny areas of deep golden-brown color are observed on Liberty's neck and below the eagle's right (facing) wing. Curly die polish lines (as made) are noted below Liberty's eye and to the left of her ear. Only 108 proofs were struck, many of which have become lost or impaired. Encapsulated in a small size, first generation PCGS holder. Population: 7 in 65, 0 finer (10/03). (#8500) (NGC ID# 28DB, PCGS# 8500)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    March, 2004
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