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1968-S 50C PR70 Deep Cameo PCGS....

2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1171

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 1, 2012
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1968-S PR70 Deep Cameo Half Dollar
Scarce Early Issue With Contrast
1968-S 50C PR70 Deep Cameo PCGS. Issued only in proof sets in an era when Cameo and Deep Cameo proofs were far from frequently encountered, the 1968-S, 1969-S, and 1970-S Kennedy half dollars in such a condition are well known to collectors of this popular series. From proof mintages of 2.6 million to 3.0 million pieces, each of the three issues exists in PR69 Cameo or Deep Cameo to the extent of only a few hundred pieces. In PR70 Deep Cameo -- the grade of the present example -- there are 16 examples of the 1968-S graded at PCGS (4/12). This phenomenal piece reveals no visible marks on either side, with profoundly deep, bold looking-glass fields.
Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2006), lot 2344.(Registry values: N491) (NGC ID# 24WK, PCGS# 96804)

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