This Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle was struck in Proof during 1887. With a total mintage of just 87 coins and a Proof 60 Cameo population of just 1 coin, this example is a juggernaut of both absolute and conditional rarity. Out of all graded examples of the 1887 Proof Liberty Head Gold Half Eagle, there are only 18 examples that have been graded higher.
Designed by Christian Gobrecht, the Liberty Head Gold Quarter Eagle was minted from 1840 to 1907. With Proof mintages of these coins never exceeding 230 in a single year, examples of this gold coin are truly difficult to come by.