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Lot 4448

1903 $5 Liberty. NGC graded Proof 67 Ultra Cameo. In NGC holder 1891215-003. A well struck untoned gem. Among the finest known. 154 proofs struck. Bright and lustrous reddish gold with swirling deep mirrors and incredibly frosted motifs combining here in a strong way the kind of ultra contrast that collectors go for. (Beginning in 1902 and continuing into 1903, the sunken areas of the dies were also polished by mint employees, and nice frosted cameos from this year are elusive.) We heartily agree here that few survivors from the Proof mintage for this date are equal to the splendor of the present coin. Indeed, few others are in the roster (listed at the end of this description). To sum it up, this exquisite gem is both exciting and captivating when surveyed first-hand, and we to pursuade all interested bidders, even those who do not collect Proof Liberty half eagles, to enjoy a casual few minutes with this lovely cameo gem. Pop 4; 1 finer in 68. (PCGS # 8498) .
Estimated Value $50,000 - 60,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $60,375

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