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    1904 Half Eagle, PR67 Cameo
    Remarkable High-End Example
    Rare in All Grades

    1904 $5 PR67 Cameo NGC. Proof half eagle production increased after the turn of the century from previous issues in the 1880s and 1890s, but field-motif contrast decreased to a greater extant due to a change in the method of die preparation at the Mint. The 1904 had a fairly substantial mintage of 136 coins, but only about half are believed to survive, with Cameos being in the minority regardless of grade. The combined NGC and PCGS certified population of 116 coins (11/14), is undoubtedly inflated by resubmissions, something that affects almost all proof half eagle issues from this period.

    This Superb Gem Cameo represents only the fourth PR67 offering of this issue we have featured in that past two decades, and is only the third individual coin in this numeric grade we have handled. Brilliant wheat-gold color highlights beautifully preserved, deeply mirrored fields and softly frosted, sharp devices. A tiny toning speck above the I in FIVE serves as the only distinctive pedigree identifier. Census: 6 in 67 (1 in 67 ), 1 finer (11/14).(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28DA, PCGS# 88499)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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