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    1904 Half Eagle, PR66 Cameo
    Among the Finest Known

    1904 $5 PR66 Cameo NGC. CAC. The 1904 Liberty Head half eagle proofs had slightly higher mintages than earlier issues, 136 recorded pieces, due to an apparent minor increase in proof gold collectors after the turn of the century. Walter Breen called the issue a "sleeper" and "much less often seen" than the 1903 five, but the certified populations at NGC and PCGS are roughly equal, and we estimate that 75-80 pieces survive today. This piece is close to the top end of those survivors, however, with slight but noticeable contrast between the moderately frosted devices and unfathomably deep-mirrored fields. The strike details are pinpoint-sharp throughout, as expected. A couple of tiny contact marks appear, only under a loupe, in the left obverse field. Census: 9 in 66 Cameo, 4 finer (3/11).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28DA, PCGS# 88499)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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