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    1904 Half Dollar, PR67 Cameo
    Exquisite Multicolor Toning

    1904 50C PR67 Cameo PCGS. Apricot-gold centers are surrounded by rich peach-red, cobalt-blue, and jade-green patina. The surfaces are fully struck and impressively mirrored, devoid of contact or hairlines. A minor, subtle spot is relegated the the reverse margin near the R in AMERICA.

    Population Data (5/14): PCGS has certified two PR67 Cameo and one PR67+ Cameo. NGC has graded seven PR67 Cameo, two PR67 Cameo, and one PR68 Cameo. None have been certified as Deep or Ultra Cameo by either service.

    Heritage Commentary: Cameo designations are elusive on Barber proofs from the first decade of the 20th century. The PCGS population totals 275 1904 proofs, but only 15 of those carry a Cameo designation, and none are Deep Cameo. Cameo contrast on the present piece is undeniable, although its beautiful multicolor toning affects the contrast.

    Provenance: Bowers and Merena (8/2009), lot 1498.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24P8, PCGS# 86551)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    23rd Monday
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