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    Gorgeous Gem Cameo Proof 1904 Half Eagle

    1904 $5 PR65 Cameo NGC. The vast majority of proof 1904 half eagles are brilliant, but a few, like this attractive example, muster a degree of contrast between gleaming mirrors and mildly frosted devices. Garrett and Guth (2006) write that for this issue, " ... most of the coins grade PF-64 at best. High-grade Proof half eagles are very rare, regardless of the date."
    Aside from a hint of alloy at the rims, this Gem is gleaming yellow-gold and sun-gold with appreciable contrast, particularly on the reverse. The strike is bold, and the mirrors are deep. Remarkable visual appeal and quality for this later proof Liberty half eagle issue. Census: 4 in 65 Cameo, 14 finer (3/09).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28DA, PCGS# 88499)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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