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Lot 1485

1887 $5 Liberty. NGC graded Proof 64 Cameo. In NGC holder 5577140-003. A magnificent example with lovely original orange-peel surfaces that are delicately toned. A foremost Proof-only issue that is a Classic Rarity among the Liberty Half Eagles. No mincing words, this is a lovely example, something for the specialist who expects excellent quality and far above average eye appeal. The surfaces are very clean for the grade and show only the faintest signs of hairlines, while the color is a hue which can only have arisen over many decades of careful preservation. Still present and visible to the naked eye is the intriguing crackle pattern in the mirror fields, the so-called "orange-peel" effect, and let's not overlook the nicely frosted devices. An important offering. Only 87 struck. Pop 6; 2 finer in 65 cameo (PCGS # 88482) .
Estimated Value $50,000 - 55,000.

Realized $50,600

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