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    1904 Half Eagle, PR67 Cameo

    1904 $5 PR67★ Cameo NGC. JD-1, R.4. Ex: Simpson. Production of proof Liberty half eagles declined to 136 pieces in 1904, the smallest proof mintage for the denomination since 1899. The coins were delivered in quarterly batches of 43, 12, 16, and 65 pieces. A single pair of dies was used to strike the small production. The obverse proof die shows a spine slanting up from the L in LIBERTY, making it easy to differentiate between proofs and prooflike business strikes. The surviving population numbers 80 to 100 examples in all grades.

    The coin offered here displays pinpoint definition on all design elements and the devices exhibit a rich coat of mint frost that contrasts well with the deeply reflective fields to create a stunning cameo effect. The well-preserved yellow and orange-gold surfaces show a couple of short planchet fissures near the 1 in the date that can serve as pedigree markers. Visual appeal is terrific, as attested by the Star designation. Census: 4 in 67 Cameo (1 in 67+, 1 in 67 ), 1 finer (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28DA, PCGS# 88499)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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