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Lot 4436

1867 $5 Liberty. NGC graded Proof 65 Ultra Cameo. In NGC holder 1633438-003. Only 50 proofs struck. A brilliant glittering gem! Only 3 examples graded in Proof Ultra Cameo at NGC. Identifiable by a small flake in the mirror surface near the dentils by star 9. Brilliant and refreshingly clean for this issue, with flickering golden luster in the fields and sun-gold devices. The cameo frosted contrast is absolutely snappy! Turning next to the fields, these are watery, unbridled with the usual small copper staining spots, and give much eye-appeal, hence the Gem Proof 65 grade assigned by the grading service. Fully struck as on the few others that have come down to us in the 21st century, the Proofs are normally found carefully made since they were the numismatic ambassadors of the United States Mint. A glow of honest envy fills many bidders at the sight of an early Proof half eagle like this. The fact is, only one high buyer can walk away from the sale possessing it, that is the rule. But every other underbidder leaves thinking "what if" as he exits the room after the sale. Pop 1; none finer at NGC (PCGS # 8462) .
Estimated Value $50,000 - 55,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $71,875

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