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    1901 Five Dollar, PR66+ Deep Cameo
    Single Finest at PCGS
    Outstanding Contrast

    1901 $5 PR66+ Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. JD-1, R.4. Ex: Simpson. A remarkable Liberty half eagle proof type coin. The strike is full, the surfaces are practically pristine, and the radiant devices exhibit blatant contrast with the mirrored fields. It is easy to see why this Premium Gem is single finest certified by PCGS. The high-grade status is confirmed by CAC, and the coin is one of only seven proof 1901 fives (as of 11/20) to secure the coveted "green bean." Only 140 proofs were produced, and several were eventually spent, presumably during economic hard times. PCGS has graded five pieces as PR55 and another three as PR58. NGC has also certified three coins as PR58. But the present lot is virtually as made, and would be a highlight of any 20th century proof type set.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28D7, PCGS# 98496)

    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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