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1906 Five Dollar, PR67 Cameo
1906 $5 PR67 Cameo PCGS. JD-1, R.5. Ex: Simpson. John
Dannreuther explains that collectors did not know the Mint had
switched to a brilliant finish for proof coinage in 1902, when
output totaled a high of 162 pieces. He adds, "mintages would
decrease over the next few years and fall back under 100 in 1906
and 1907" as collectors became more familiar (and unimpressed) with
the new finish. Indeed, only 85 proof half eagles were struck in
1906, of which 50 to 65 pieces are believed extant. This impeccable
Superb Gem proof with Cameo contrast serves as the PCGS plate coin
and is tied atop the Condition Census with one other PR67 Cameo
PCGS representative, which we last offered as lot 5465 of our
January 2014 FUN Signature sale. This Bob Simpson coin is every bit
the equal of that one, with marvelous orange-peel texturing in the
fields and remarkably frosted design elements. Profound yellow-gold
color enhances the eye appeal for this late-date Liberty Head
proof. Population: 2 in 67 Cameo, 0 finer (7/20).
Tied for Finest at PCGS
Only 85 Proofs Struck
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28DC, PCGS# 88501)
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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