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Rare 1857 Proof Half-Dime

1857 PR 64 NGC. An unknown, but small, number of proofs were struck in 1857. The following year proof coinage was produced in larger numbers for commercial distribution, but in '57 mintages were still tiny. Blythe estimates that perhaps 16-20 pieces exist. Brilliant and lightly cameo, with light hairlining accounting for the grade. Population: 7 in 64, 6 finer (1/97). (NGC ID# 235M, PCGS# 4436)

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March, 1997
22nd-25th
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