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Choice Cameo Proof 1863 Half
Exquisite Obverse Toning

1863 50C PR64 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Although the reverse is brilliant, the obverse exhibits mauve and steel-blue shades that deepen near the rim. The cameo contrast is evident, especially on the black-on-white reverse. This specimen can be identified by a slender lintmark beneath the TA in STATES. One of only 460 proofs struck in this Civil War year. Population: 8 in 64 Cameo, 7 finer (3/13).
Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2006), lot 1694; Kallenberg #1 Registry of Proof Half Dollars (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 1584; Philadelphia Signature (Heritage, 8/2012), lot 3454, which realized $4,993.75. (NGC ID# 27TP, PCGS# 86417)

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Auction Dates
April, 2013
24th-28th
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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

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