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Near-Gem Cameo Proof 1859 Half
Ex: Stokely Collection

1859 50C PR64 Cameo PCGS Secure. CAC. Type One Reverse, with the tops of LF in HALF close. This well struck near-Gem has lovely golden-brown toning framed with peripheral electric-blue blushes. The obverse exhibits pinpoint strike-throughs but few hairlines or other post-production faults. Although the Guide Book reports a proof mintage of 800 pieces, Breen states, "many proofs were melted as unsold." Population: 7 in 64 Cameo, 4 finer (3/11).
Ex: Stokely Collection (Heritage, 8/2006), lot 3364. (NGC ID# 27TJ, PCGS# 86413)


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Apr-May, 2011
27th-1st Wednesday-Sunday
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