Only 81 proof Liberty half eagles were struck in 1895, a minute production total in absolute terms, but not unusually small in the context of the series.
Although gold proofs were known to be rare, they were not held in high esteem by the average collector at the turn of the century.
They could be obtained for face value, plus a small surcharge and shipping cost from the Mint every year, but the average collector could not afford to tie up large amounts of money in an extensive gold collection.
During hard times, owners of gold proofs were often reduced to spending the coins at face value or selling them to bullion brokers for a small profit.
As a result, only a fraction of the original mintage of any 19th century gold proof coin still exists today.
The NGC population is just 4 with 3 higher for this grade and designation.
Listed at $62,500 in the NGC price guide.
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