Liberty Head $5
1872 $5 PF
Description & Analysis
Whether a business strike or a proof, the 1872 half eagle is a coin of extraordinary rarity. Only 1,660 business strikes were produced along with 30 proofs. Somewhere in the range of 12 to 15 proofs are believed to still exist today in all grades.
Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.