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1862 Half Dime, PR68+ ★ Cameo
Stunning, Concentrically Toned Example

1862 H10C PR68+ ★ Cameo NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. With its show-stopping appearance, this beaming jewel 1862 half dime proof offers concentric rainbow iridescence on each side, ranging outward from silver and gold in the centers through ocean-blue, mint, amber, and deep magenta at the extreme rims. Perceptible mint frost on all devices, contrasting against mirrored fields, increases the appeal through cameo contrast. A sharply struck coin -- fully so except for Liberty's head -- and one with incredible eye appeal. From a recorded mintage of 550 proofs for this issue, only 430 were sold, the rest melted, and this is the sole PR68 of any sort certified at either NGC or PCGS (10/13).
Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $2.25; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 235X, PCGS# 84445)


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Auction Dates
November, 2013
15th-16th Friday-Saturday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.

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