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    Beautiful and Rare 1905 Proof Half Eagle in Gem Condition

    1905 $5 PR 65 PCGS. Although encountered with more frequency than the 1904, many extant 1905 proof half eagles are impaired pieces that would not make attractive additions to a high quality collection. This is an original, deeply colored specimen whose surfaces display rich olive-orange shades. Both sides are uniformly reflective and the delicate fields reveal captivating depth. The repunching on the 5 in the date is diagnostic of the issue, but both sides are free of obvious pedigree markers. Among the finest certified survivors from an original mintage of 108 pieces, this coin shares the PR 65 level with only 7 other examples and a lone NGC PR 66 specimen is finer (2/00). (NGC ID# 28DB, PCGS# 8500)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    May, 2000
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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