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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio   |   June 2018 Baltimore Auction   |   26 June 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Session 1: LIVE AUCTION SESSIONS, Lot 78





Estimate: 10'000 USD   |   Starting price: 1 USD Price realized: 9'900 USD
Liberty Head Half Eagle
Scarce Proof Cameo 1903 Half Eagle

1903 Liberty Head Half Eagle. Proof-63 Cameo (NGC).
Beautiful golden yellow surfaces are fully struck with a pleasingly smooth appearance in hand. There is an uncommon degree of cameo contrast for a Proof Liberty Head half eagle of the 1902 to 1907 era, the fields deeply mirrored and the devices set apart with a soft satin texture. The Philadelphia Mint struck 154 Proof half eagles in 1903, one of the more generous totals for the type. Most of these coins seem to have been distributed to contemporary collectors, this being one of the more frequently encountered Proof Liberty Head fives in today's market. All classic U.S. Mint Proof gold coins are rare in an absolute sense, however, especially relative to the demand that they enjoy among today's advanced numismatists. This impressive Cameo specimen would serve with distinction in any collection.
PCGS# 88498. NGC ID: 28D9.

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