USA-Philippines Top Pops
1904 One Centavo PF67 RB - Combined NGC/PCGS Population 2/0





Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: BRONZE 1C 1904 USA-PHIL KM-163
Full Grade: NGC PF 67 RB
Owner: JAA

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Specifications: Bronze (95% copper, 5% zinc and tin), 80 Grains, 24mm.

The One Centavo was designed by Melicio Figueroa. The obverse design shows a young Filipino male seated next to an anvil holding a hammer in his right hand, his left arm raised, and in the background to his left is a billowing volcano. The reverse design depicts an eagle with spread wings perched atop an American shield.

Business strikes using Figueroa's obverse and reverse designs were made at the Philadelphia Mint from 1903 through 1905, the San Francisco Mint from 1908 through 1920 and the Manila Mint from 1920 through 1936. The Manila mint was the only United States branch mint ever established outside the continental United States.

A limited number of proof One Centavos were produced at the Philadelphia mint from 1903 through 1906 and again in 1908.

The 1904 Proof One Centavo had a mintage of 1,355.

This beautiful SUPERB GEM PROOF is a TOP POP coin with a combined NCC/PCGS population of only two specimens in this lofty grade and none graded higher.

The photos really do not do justice to this spectacular beauty. Both obverse and reverse have deep mirror surfaces. The obverse is beautifully red, green, purple, and gold toned while the reverse is an untoned Full Blazing Red.

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