1847 H10C PR66 NGC....
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The Finest Known Specimen
1. PR66 NGC. The Kaufman specimen.
2. PR65 Cameo PCGS. Bowers and Merena (1/1999), lot 1066; Bowers and Merena (1/2000), lot 81; Superior (10/2000), lot 4326; Superior (1/2004), lot 177.
3. PR65 NGC. Richmond Sale, part III (David Lawrence Rare Coins, 3/2005), lot 1088.
4. Gem Proof. John G. Mills Collection (S.H. and H. Chapman, 4/1904); J.M. Clapp; Clapp estate, 1942; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 967.
5. PR65. Wayte Raymond (5/1945), lot 810; John Jay Pittman Collection (David Akers, 10/1997), lot 476.
6. Proof. Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Appearances. These may or may not be duplicates of the above.
A. Proof. Newcomb, part II (J.C. Morgenthau, 5/1945).
B. Proof. Bullowa (5/1952).
C. Proof. Lester Merkin (4/1966), lot 80 (unplated); 1971 ANA (Stack's, 8/1971); Reed Hawn Collection (Stack's, 8/1973), lot 60.
Whispers of light yellow-green, orange, aqua-blue, and violet toning grace both sides of this elegant half dime, each of which exhibits mildly frosted devices highlighted against the luminous fields. Further heightening the coin's beauty is a powerful strike that delivers strong definition to the design elements, and impeccably preserved surfaces that are devoid of any mentionable marks. A truly remarkable coin that will elicit keen interest among connoisseurs of Seated Liberty proof coinage.
From The Phil Kaufman Collection of Early Proof Sets, Part Four.(Registry values: P4) (PCGS# 4423)
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