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Cameo Gem Proof 1868 Half Dollar
Seldom Seen With Contrast

1868 50C PR65 Cameo NGC. Golden-brown bands surround the margins of this carefully preserved Gem. The strike is fully brought up throughout, and all devices and legends exhibit strong frost relative to the glasslike fields. This early Motto proof issue has a mintage of just 600 pieces, and examples of such quality are highly elusive today. Census: 3 in 65 Cameo, 1 finer (3/11).
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 4517.
From The Slotkin Family Trust Collection. (PCGS# 86426)

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