1902 $5 PR66 Cameo PCGS. CAC. JD-1, R.4. Ex: Simps...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1902 Half Eagle, PR66 Cameo
1902 $5 PR66 Cameo PCGS. CAC. JD-1, R.4. Ex: Simpson. The
Mint famously switched to an all-brilliant finish for proof coinage
beginning in 1902, transitioning away from the popular contrasted
proofs of the 19th century. This particular Premium Gem, which
serves as the plate coin for PCGS CoinFacts and John Dannreuther's
new reference on proof gold coinage, is, as Dannreuther writes, "an
Top of the Condition Census
Ex: Simpson, CAC-Approved
It features frosted, yellow-gold devices set against finely textured, jet-black fields, giving it a look that is entirely distinct from most post-1902 proof gold pieces. Of the 162 proof 1902 half eagle produced and the 90 to 110 examples extant, both PCGS and John Dannreuther rank this piece atop their respective Condition Censuses. Population: 3 in 66 Cameo, 0 finer. CAC: 1 in 66, 0 finer (7/20).
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28D8, PCGS# 88497)
Weight: 8.36 grams
Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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