1860 US Liberty Head Half Eagle $5 Gold PF66* Cameo
1860 Liberty Head No Motto $5 Gold Proof Cameo coin, graded PF66* Cameo by NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corp).
First introduced in 1839 the $5 Half Eagle, also known as the Liberty Head Half Eagle or Coronet Half Eagle, enjoyed an uninterrupted run of 70 years before being replaced in 1907. It also is the only coin to have been minted at 7 US Mints (Philadelphia, Dahlonega, Charlotte, New Orleans, San Francisco, Carson City, and Denver).
The obverse depicts Lady Liberty facing left wearing a coronet with the word LIBERTY inscribed on it. On the reverse is the John Reich Eagle with shield with the wings enlarged to reach across the coin.
This coin graded PR-66* Cameo by NGC. The star indicates that it is better than 66, but not quite enough to be PR-67. However, of all the surviving coins this is the finest, none have graded higher. Original mintage was 62 coins, they were sold in sets consisting of all the gold proof coins and only 30 sets were sold in 1860. Sadly it is quite likely that the remainder were melted down. Only 10-12 are known to still exist. There are 4 graded by NGC (this coin, two PR65's and one PR64) and 4 graded by PCGS- a PR65, a PR64 and two PR63s.
Certification number 3124047-001.
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