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1910 Barber Half, PR68
Vividly Toned

1910 50C PR68 NGC. The proof mintage of Barber half dollars in 1910 was only 551 pieces, making the issue scarce to rare in all grades today. Additional pressure has been placed on the tiny proof mintage because the regular-issue production was also quite small. The present coin is one of the finest survivors, displaying pristine fields and exceptional strike details. But the outstanding characteristic of this coin is the delightful toning. On the obverse, vivid iridescent hues of green, gold, and lavender surround the silver center. The highly reflective fields shine through the patina. On the reverse, the toning is evenly spread over the entire surface, a lilac center yielding to a circle of green at the rims. Census: 5 in 68, 0 finer (7/13).
Ex: Bob Simpson Collection / Boston ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2010), lot 3251, which brought $11,500.
From The Owen Collection, Part I.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26A4, PCGS# 6557)

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