DESCRIPTION Gem Cameo Proof 1903 Liberty Head $5
Proof-66 Cameo (NGC)1903 Liberty Head Half Eagle. Proof-66 Cameo (NGC).
Highly attractive with vibrant golden-wheat coloration throughout. Both sides are fully struck, with razor sharp detail to even the most intricate design elements. A modest satin texture blankets the design elements, especially those on the reverse, instilling an elusive Cameo complexion.
The Philadelphia Mint struck 154 Proof half eagles in 1903, one of the more generous totals for the type. However, perhaps only 110 pieces survive from the original mintage, and just 20 of these show Gem preservation or better. The present specimen is among the most impressive survivors of the issue, with just 7 coins graded finer by NGC in this category. It represents an important opportunity for the advanced connoisseur of Proof type coins or Liberty Head gold.PCGS# 88498. NGC ID: 28D9. http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/88498http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/CoinDetail.aspxUCID=28D9
NGC Census: 3; 7 finer in this category.