Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 48

Lot 1264

1901 $5 Liberty. PCGS graded Proof 66 Deep Cameo. In PCGS holder 50146508. A stunning gem exhibiting lovely rich golden sunset toning on both sides. To put it briefly, this is a stunning, absolutely wonderful Proof specimen that was produced in very limited numbers. The coin has survived intact and as it was struck during the early months of the 20th century. Merely a faint overlay of orange patina has gathered on the obverse since that time, only a slight change and the only one that would differentiate from the remarkable quality and appearance as it came off the dies some 107 years ago. The surfaces are richly frosted over each side and, with the almost infinite depth of mirror reflectivity in the fields, the coin achieves a very attractive two-toned look. This superlative Proof half eagle represents quality that could hardly be imagined and is truly a coin worthy of runaway potential. Only 140 Proofs struck. Pop 1; none finer at PCGS. Only 3 Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS (PCGS # 98496) .
Estimated Value $35,000 - 40,000.
Previously in a Heritage sale, January 2005.

Realized $41,400

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