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Lot 4442

1888 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded Proof 65 PQ. CAC Approved. In PCGS holder 5652700. A nice cameo effect. A magnificent gem glowing with intense golden hues. Only 95 struck. Rich orange-gold toning overlays the surface of the obverse and reverse, accenting the razor-sharp lettering and devices on this true Gem Cameo Proof of 1888. This coin retains incredible aesthetic appeal from this combination of color and surfaces, plus the outstanding surfaces are superior in every way. For identification purposes, there is a little toning spot adjacent to the first star. This coining technique was perfected on Proofs early on. By the 1880s, the coins being sold by the mint were works of art. The number of survivors, however, from the original production is all to few to meet potential demand, and so the price must adjust accordingly to the floating supply. Which is why we encourage strong bids, since this ex Harry Bass 1888 half eagle could very well produce a runaway bid. Pop 3; none finer at PCGS (PCGS # 8483) .
Estimated Value $25,000 - 28,000.
Ex: HW Bass Jr. Collection; Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $35,650

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