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    1906 Five Dollar, PR67 Cameo
    Tied for Finest at PCGS
    Only 85 Proofs Struck

    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).

    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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