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Lot 3411

1906 $5 Liberty. NGC graded Proof 63 Cameo. A brilliant cameo example, untoned with some minor hairlines. The Proof 1906 half eagle, though not considered rare, is an infrequently offered coin. Fewer than 100 Proofs were produced and its actual rarity is on a level with other dates with mintages in the same range. We are pleased to offer this choice piece at public auction, and a quick scan of records from other companies shows that the 1906 half eagle has come up for sale on average no more than a few times per year over the past 25 years. The fields are well mirrored, and on this coin the devices display a fair amount of mint frost that gives it the classic two-toned appearance of a Cameo Proof. Close examination shows a few light hairlines and one or two very faint marks (the latter on Liberty's chin); but there are no other post-striking impairments worth mentioning. For pedigree purposes, there is a shallow, barely noticeable mark directly below the 9th star. Bright golden color without toning is seen over each side. An opportunity for the gold specialist. Only 85 proofs minted. Pop 5; 24 finer in Cameo (PCGS # 88501) .
Estimated Value $6,500 - 7,000.

Realized $8,625

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