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1905 PR67 Barber Half
Swirling, Multicolored Toning

1905 50C PR67 PCGS. CAC. The 1905 proof is considerably more popular than most Barber half proofs because of the relatively low number of business strikes that were minted in Philadelphia that year. As is often the case, many collectors purchase a proof to fill that hole in their set instead of springing for a high-grade business strike. PR64 is the most common grade for a 1905 half at NGC and PCGS, with higher graded examples rare. NGC and PCGS report 29 examples in PR67 (including seven Cameos) with just 5 numerically finer specimens (7/11). Multicolored blue, purple, and golden toning is swirled over each side with brightly mirrored fields that enliven the color and overall appearance of this Superb proof half.
From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24P9, PCGS# 6552)


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August, 2011
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