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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: 50C 1906 USA-PHIL ALLEN-13.06
Full Grade: NGC PF 63
Owner: coin928

Set Details

Custom Sets: Coins I have had graded.
Foreign Coins Struck at United States Mints
Competitive Sets: USPI-50C   Score: 905
USPI-Complete   Score: 905
USPI-Proofs Complete   Score: 905
USPI-1906 Proof   Score: 905
USPI-One/Date   Score: 905
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Lyman Allen #13.06 (KM #167) - Mintage: 500.

Proof mintage for this year was limited to 500 sets. Other than the 1906S Peso, no coins were produced for general circulation in 1906.

Unlike the three previous years, the 1906 proof sets were not made to order. Philippine Governor-General Henry C. Idle authorized 500 sets to be struck to satisfy the small collector demand for these sets. These sets were offered for sale by the Bureau of Insular Affairs and the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia well into the early 1930s'.

The seven coin Philippine proof sets were produced at the Philadelphia mint from 1903 through 1908 (excluding 1907), and were sold to the general public for $2.00 per set. At the time these sets were produced, there was no protective packaging. Each coin was individually wrapped in tissue paper and placed in a plain paper coin envelope. As a result, many proof coins exhibit micro thin hairline scratches as well as heavy toning. When combined with very low mintages, and low initial sales to the public, it's easy to see why fully gem proof coins are very rare.

This particular coin is a an exceptionally well preserved example of this rare date.

Date acquired: 10/27/2006 (raw coin)
Date graded: 5/24/2010 (self submitted to NGC)

- Shafer, N. "United States Territorial Coinage for the Philippine Islands." Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1961.

Rev. 2/9/2019

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