1904 LIBERTY $2.50 PR67 Cameo
GEM CAMEO. ONLY 170 STRUCK.
NGC Graded Higher:
In 1904, the Olympics took place in St. Louis and is known as one of the most disorganized instances that the international games have seen. Among the notable occurrences during the games was the winning of three gold medals by an American gymnast with a wooden leg. The most bizarre incident, however, was when the winner of the marathon was driven over ten miles of the race in a car. This 1904 quarter eagle remembers an Olympic Games so poorly organized that it was almost not continued, nearly bringing the new tradition to an early end.
Proof Liberty Quarter Eagles were struck in the Philadelphia Mint almost every year from 1840 through 1907. All issues in this long-running proof gold series are rare, but the most elusive are those delivered prior to 1859 and during the chaotic years of the Civil War. Perhaps the most instantly recognizeable rarity in this series is the 1841 - the legendary, proof-only "Little Princess."