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    1906 Half Eagle, Nicely Preserved PR64+
    Modest Cameo Contrast

    1906 $5 PR64+ PCGS. CAC. This 20th century proof issue from the tail end of the Liberty half eagle series has a mintage amounting to just 85 proof coins. Few of those coins are as well-preserved as this piece, and few show any level of cameo effect, so the modest contrast visible on this sun-gold example comes as a pleasant surprise. The strike is characteristically sharp, and the overall eye appeal is great for a classic gold proof of the brilliant era. A small lump on the rim to the left of the date is as issued, though the minor yet grade-defining hairlines to the left of the portrait are not. Population: 12 in 64 (2 in 64+), 7 finer (5/15). CAC shows only three PR64 with the green approval sticker.
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2011), lot 5402.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28DC, PCGS# 8501)

    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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