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Lot 1495

1900 $5 Liberty. NGC graded Proof 65 Cameo. A lovely well struck example in a new NGC 4 prong holder. Few coins offer the wealth of beauty, sharp cameo relief, rarity, and numismatic value that distinguishes this handsome Proof $5 Liberty. For the collector assembling a comprehensive set of Proof gold coins or for one who is simply pursuing a single rare, Gem quality example for a rare coin portfolio, this outstanding specimen creates a opportunity of a lifetime. The perceptive bidder will want to bid accordingly.

Both sides offer strong black-against-gold contrast between the frosted head of Liberty and eagle and the glossy mirror fields. The vivid yellow-gold surface points to top-end originality; there are no carbon flecks or lint marks one can use as "identifiers", fortunately, so the coin stands as the leader of the pack in this outstanding grade. Incredible visual appeal, in other words, and everyone will want to view this one in person.
230 Proofs struck. Pop 10; 9 finer; 5 in 66; 2 in 67; 2 in 68. (PCGS # 88495) .
Estimated Value $22,000 - 24,000.

Realized $25,300

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