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    Spectacular 1904 Half Eagle
    PR64 Cameo

    1904 $5 PR64 Cameo NGC. The 1904 half eagle is a rare date in proof, with a reported mintage of 136 pieces. In the Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins 1795-1933, Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth estimate only 50-75 examples of this issue are extant. Most survivors seen are semi-brilliant, without the frosty devices seen on earlier years.
    The present coin is a deeply mirrored specimen, with stunning contrast on the reverse. The frosty devices are unusual for this issue. The obverse displays sharply delineated, brilliant devices, typical of the date. NGC has awarded the coveted Cameo designation, probably due to the unusual quality of the reverse.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28DA, PCGS# 88499)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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