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1860 Seated Proof Half, Cameo Superb Gem
Seldom Available With Contrast

1860 50C PR67 Cameo NGC. The proof half dollar series saw its first four-figure mintage in 1860, when official production reached exactly 1,000 specimens; the net mintage likely slides back into three figures to account for melting of unsold pieces. Offered here is one of just 13 Cameo examples certified by NGC, a coin tied with three others for finest in the Census (11/12). Rich rose, gold, and blue toning over each side lets both the frost of the devices and the mirrors of the fields shine through, and this Cameo Superb Gem thus supplies both patina and contrast, which add up to fantastic eye appeal.
From The Greensboro Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# 27TK, PCGS# 86414)


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