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Lot 4438

1872 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded Proof 65. In PCGS holder 4882870. Lovely rich golden toning. Only 30 pieces struck. Extreme rarity is the order of the day with a Proof 1872 half eagle. Whether a business strike or a Proof, in fact, the extraordinary rarity lies at this coin's doorstep! As few as 12 to 15 Proofs are all that remain in all grades, many of them not so nice. Over the decades we have only handled a couple of other specimens. To give a comparison, the famed Eliasberg-Trompeter Proof 1872 graded a 63! This is one of the finest Proofs in existence and tied for top honors in the PCGS roster. The fields have an infinite depth in their mirrors, reflectivity whose gleam switches back and forth when the coin is tilted under a strong light. The germane feature of the devices, of course, is their razor-sharpness. There are no detracting blemishes, just a few scattered hairlines requiring magnification. Pop 3; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 8467) .
Estimated Value $50,000 - 55,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $63,250

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