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Near-Gem Deep Cameo 1950 Proof Half

1950 50C PR64 Deep Cameo PCGS. It took some time and high magnification but we finally found the flaws on this coin that account for the PR64 grade. There is a bit of very light contact in the obverse fields, most notably to the left and below the bust of Franklin. There is also a very shallow slide mark across Franklin's cheek. While these minor considerations may prevent a technically higher grade, the eye appeal of this piece far exceeds the PR64 grade. Each side is heavily frosted and heavily contrasted against the deeply mirrored fields. Light golden-brown toning encircles each side of this important coin. Population: 3 in 64, 1 finer (4/03). (NGC ID# 27VA, Variety PCGS# 96691, Base PCGS# 96690)

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Auction Dates
July, 2003
26th-30th
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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

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