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    PR66 Cameo 1904 Half Eagle
    Distinct Contrast on Devices

    1904 $5 PR66 Cameo NGC. This specimen of the proof 1904 half eagle has an unusual feature on the devices: genuine frost. The layer is light but distinct, and the cameo effect is unmistakable on this Premium Gem. Past the ice-gold devices, pale yellow fields sport a wonderful mirror-gleam, and despite a few tiny imperfections -- some created at the time of striking, such as lint marks -- this piece is a paragon of eye appeal. Though this 20th century issue is among the more available proof half eagle issues, its mintage amounted to only 136 specimens, and all survivors are scarce. Census: 10 in 66 Cameo, 3 finer (3/12).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28DA, PCGS# 88499)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    April, 2012
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