1904 Liberty Head Half Eagle. JD-1. Rarity-4. Proof-66 Cameo (NGC). A brilliant and pale ivory-gold Gem with noted contrast between the watery fields and satiny devices. The surfaces are flashy and radiant, showcasing an essentially pristine complexion. One of 136 Proof half eagles of the date produced, though specialist John W. Dannreuther estimates that just 80 to 100 coins are extant in all grades. The present piece is among the finest few from this issue, ranking superior to even the Bass specimen (Proof-65 PCGS), which speaks volumes about the quality found herein. A superior Gem Proof of the date that will be right at home in any advanced cabinet of Liberty half eagles currently being formed. Just 7 have been certified finer by NGC in this category.