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Lot 2359

1900 $5 Liberty. NGC graded Proof 64 Cameo. A hint of light gold toning. An exceptionally pleasing Proof 64 example of turn-of-the-century gold coinage design. This has the aforementioned orangish patina over each side with subtle accents of underlying red from the 10% copper alloy that gives American gold pieces their warm color. The strike is strong, with clear definition to the high points. All stars come to sharp, needle-like points. There are a few toned areas in the coronet: one at E and another at Y of LIBERTY. Hairlines are few; eye-appeal is in the ascendancy, as with this consignor's other well-chosen 1900-dated Proof gold pieces (see also the $2.50, $10, and $20 pieces elsewhere in the sale). A coin that any serious collector will feel pride in owning and displaying to others. Only 230 Proofs struck. Pop 12; 18 finer.
Estimated Value $11,000 - 12,000.

Realized $13,225

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