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    1904 Liberty Quarter Eagle, PR67 Cameo
    Spectacular Cameo Example

    1904 $2 1/2 PR67 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The Philadelphia Mint struck 170 proof Liberty quarter eagles in 1904, a smaller proof production than any year since 1899. The coins were delivered in quarterly batches throughout the year. A single die pair was used to strike all the proofs, but three die states have been observed. In the early state (a), the obverse is perfect, with distinct swirling die polish lines in the fields. In the middle state (b), the obverse exhibits a die lump (probably rust) in front of the curl and the reverse shows the vertical lines in the shield thinned at the bottom, due to lapping. In the final state (c), the lines in the shield are even thinner. John Dannreuther estimates the surviving population at 100-130 examples in all grades. Unlike the proofs of the previous two years, the 1904 issue is sometimes seen with Cameo surfaces.

    The present coin is a spectacular Superb Gem, with razor-sharp definition on all design elements and deeply mirrored fields that contrast boldly with the frosty devices. The reverse shows the thinned vertical lines in the shield that characterize Dannreuther Die State c. The vivid yellow-gold surfaces are virtually pristine and show outstanding eye appeal. Population: 2 in 67 Cameo, 0 finer (10/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 288U, PCGS# 87930)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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

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