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Lot 1175

1867 $5 Liberty. NGC graded Proof 65 Ultra Cameo. Fully blazing untoned gem. Struck with exactitude rarely found on a Proof of this decade, with such needle-sharpness it amazes us to witness the tiny stars and each separate hair curl on Liberty. The otherwise reddish gold color deepens due to the polychrome-gold mirror reflectivity in select areas. What a lovely contrast for the frosted devices!

Distinctive characteristics of the Proof this year include a high date slightly to the left; a small die scratch above and left of eye; open mouth; the third star made of six very thin separate sections while the second and fourth stars are thinner than the others; lastly, the dentils about 8:00-9:00 are well apart. Reverse: that of 1866, now with a little more die polish showing on scroll below E ST.

One of only 50 made, 25 each March 5 and July 2. Possibly 10 survive? This lovely gem housed in NGC holder #1633438-003. Pop 1; finest graded. PCGS has also graded 1 example the same grade.
Estimated Value $55,000 - 65,000.

Realized $63,250

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