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Canada: Victoria 50 Cents 1872-H,...

2010 January Signature World Coin Auction #3008

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 3, 2010
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Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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Incredible MS66 1872-H 50 Cents
Victoria 50 Cents 1872-H, KM6, MS66 PCGS, Ex: Bandera-Campbell-Grossman. The last Victoria 50 Cents issue struck until the 1881-H coinage, as well as only the second series emission from the Heaton Mint. The mintage was 80,000 coins. The 1870 With LCW and the 1872-H issues are unusual in that they show more certified Mint State survivors at PCGS than other contemporaneous issues, some of which have only a couple to a half-dozen Mint State examples in all grade levels combined. The celebrated 1890H, for example, has two MS64 pieces at PCGS, and none others in Mint State. Even for the 1872-H, however, most of the Mint State examples cluster in the lower levels, from MS60 to MS64. The present splendid Premium Gem is the single finest certified of this issue at PCGS by two full grade points, and it is incredibly rare and desirable as such (7/09). Glints of lilac and ice-blue dominate the obverse, while the reverse offers somewhat more intense shades of amber, russet, and pinkish-purple.

A word about patina: Most of the Victoria 50 Cents in this remarkable collection show attractive, original patina that leads us to believe that at least some of them once resided in mint sets (in the case of the Pittman 1871, we know this to be the case). Whether they were once in mint sets is, however, somewhat beside the point: What matters is that they have been lovingly well preserved and never "fooled with" in a misguided attempt at "improvement." This is a case where brilliant is definitely not better, and many (or perhaps most) numismatists will prize their wonderfully colorful appearance.
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