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    1907 Half Eagle, PR67 Cameo
    Final Liberty Proof Issue
    Single-Finest PCGS Example

    1907 $5 PR67 Cameo PCGS. CAC. JD-1, Low R.5. Ex: Simpson. A substantial business-strike mintage of 626,100 Liberty half eagles was accomplished in 1907, but only 92 proofs were struck. Although regular-issue Liberty fives were struck the following year, no proofs were produced, making the meager 1907 issue the final proof emission of the series (a single 1908 Liberty proof has long been rumored, but remains unconfirmed). The proofs were delivered in the familiar quarterly pattern (37 examples on March 28, 16 specimens on June 24, five pieces on September 27, and 34 coins on December 30). A single die pair was employed to strike the proofs, with heavy die polish in the first clear space in the shield and in the lower portion of the other clear spaces. The area around WE in the banner was also heavily polished. The date was nicely centered, with the 1 equidistant between the dentils and the bust. The surviving population numbers no more than 60-75 examples in all grades. A few examples of this date have enough field/device contrast to earn the Cameo designation, but PCGS has graded no Deep Cameo coins (5/20).

    This spectacular Superb Gem proof displays razor-sharp definition throughout, with full star centers and fine detail on Liberty's hair strands and the eagle's feathers. The vivid yellow-gold surfaces are impeccably preserved, with a small cloudy spot at the reverse rim, near the second T in STATES, the only useful pedigree marker. The unusually frosty devices contrast boldly with the deeply mirrored fields and eye appeal is terrific. This coin is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts and is the plate coin for John Dannreuther's United States Proof Coins. Population: 1 in 67 Cameo, 0 finer. CAC: 1 in 67, 0 finer (8/20).(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 28DD, PCGS# 88502)

    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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