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Lot 1643

$5 Gold Liberty. 1865. PCGS graded Proof 64 Deep Cameo. A truly marvelous example of this No Motto proof rarity! Light golden fields are fully reflective and the device of Liberty is fully frosted to create an outstanding Deep Cameo effect. Only 25 proofs were made in 1865, a year in which only 1,270 business strikes were made as well. As a result, obtaining an 1865 half eagle in either striking of any grade is a serious accomplishment. The present coin is as pristine as one could imagine and disregarding a few tiny handling marks, should be considered a gem example. Identified by a small vertical nick at the right base of the neck.
Perhaps a dozen of the 25 minted, and probably less, can be accounted for today. Garrett, Trompeter, Eliasberg and Bass all managed to acquire top notch examples of this issue and here is an opportunity for the advanced numismatist to join those ranks. Tied for the Finest Known Deep Cameo example as PCGS has graded only 2 DCAM specimens, both in PR64DCAM (PCGS # 98455) .
Estimated Value $35,000 - 45,000.

Realized $40,250

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