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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: 50C 1903 USA-PHIL ALLEN-13.01
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-Complete   Score: 577
USPI-Proofs Complete   Score: 577
USPI-50C   Score: 577
USPI-1903 Proof   Score: 577
USPI-One/Date   Score: 577
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Lyman Allen #13.01 (KM #167) - Mintage: 2,558

Mintage for the first year of US/Philippine proof coin production was limited to 2,558 sets. 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 has spectacular eye appeal. The fields are highly reflective, and the devices are almost cameo like in appearance, particularly on the reverse.

Date acquired: 3/16/2005 (raw coin)
Date graded: 12/6/10 (self submitted to NGC)

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

Rev. 2/23/2015

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