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1861 Seated Half, Beautifully Toned
PR66, Popular No Motto Type

1861 50C PR66 PCGS. As a circulation strike, the 1861 is one of the more available No Motto issues with 2.8 million pieces struck. Proofs are more elusive and desirable. The mintage was 1,000 pieces, but a large percentage was melted as unsold at year's end. Few are known today in high grades. In fact, only one piece has been certified finer at both services combined. This is a lovely proof whose glittering fields flash strongly through the reddish central toning that is surrounded by blue patina at the margins. The striking details show pinpoint definition on all the design elements, and there are no noticeable or mentionable defects. Population: 2 in 66, 0 finer (6/11).
From The Daryl J. Haynor Collection. (NGC ID# 27TL, PCGS# 6415)


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August, 2011
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