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Lovely 1830 Cameo Proof Half Dollar

1830 50C PR62 Cameo PCGS. O-103, R.1. The following diagnostics attribute the variety: the stars have round, blunt points; the right sides of the second T in STATES and the I in PLURIBUS are in line; there is a fine die defect line from the center arrowpoint to the milling; and the C in AMERICA is punched low in relation to adjacent letters. The bright surfaces of this example are faintly toned in a soft gold color, and a mild cameo contrast is established between the lightly frosted devices and the proof finish on the fields. The design elements are sharply struck, save for softness in the star centers along the right obverse border, and on the upper arrowhead. The milling is virtually complete on both sides, and the design features are nicely centered on the planchet. No significant contact marks are apparent on either side, though a few wispy hairlines in the fields preclude a higher grade. This will be a marvelous addition to a Capped Bust half dollar collection. Population: 1 in 62, 0 finer (7/04).(#6209) (NGC ID# 2AKC, PCGS# 6209)

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August, 2004
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