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    Borderline-Gem 1906 Proof Half Eagle

    1906 PR 64 PCGS. The output of proof half eagles from this year was just 85 pieces and, of that number, a solid majority is extant, perhaps as many as 60 coins. This watery, exceedingly choice specimen was struck in the no-contrast style used by the Mint in the early years of this century, with devices that are as brilliant and dazzling as the fields. We can find no evidence of actual cleaning on either side, just a few wispy hairlines from handling and a hint of milky patina about the edges and peripheral devices. The surfaces are tinted a rich yellow-gold and compare favorably to most gems offered through the years. Population: 9 in 64, 15 finer (3/98). (NGC ID# 28DC, PCGS# 8501)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    June, 1998
    6th-9th Saturday-Tuesday
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