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    Captivating PR64 Cameo 1906 Five Dollar

    1906 $5 PR64 Cameo NGC. CAC. Though the first few years of the 20th century saw triple-digit mintages for proof half eagles, by 1906 that number was back into the double digits. Just 85 pieces were reported struck for 1906, and as is usually found on post-1901 issues, "Most of the coins seen are only slightly frosted on the devices." (Garrett and Guth) While this near-Gem specimen does not have the thick blanket of frost seen on the great Ultra Cameo coins of years gone by, the appearance of contrast is decidedly above-average. Bold yellow-gold mirrors show a handful of hairlines that account for the grade. Census: 7 in 64 Cameo, 16 finer (6/10).
    From The Free Tilly Collection.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 28DC, PCGS# 88501)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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