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    Elusive Gem Proof 1905 Liberty Half Eagle

    1905 $5 PR 65 PCGS. A magnificent piece of early 20th century proof gold coinage, with yellow-gold surfaces that offer terrific depth of mirrored reflectivity and even a bit of contrast from the devices that is most noticeable on the reverse. Only 108 proof half eagles were struck in 1905 and reliable estimates would place the number of specimens extant between 45 and 60 pieces. Gems, of course, represent only a small percentage (20 to 25 percent) of the survivors. Population: 7 in 65, none finer (6/00). (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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    August, 2000
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