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1868 Seated Half Dollar, PR65 Cameo
Deeply Reflective, Lightly Toned

1868 50C PR65 Cameo PCGS. As the 1860s wore on, proof mintages continued to languish and quality was irregular. In 1868 only 600 proofs were struck, and today there are a paltry eight pieces that have been certified in PR65 Cameo and only one finer (9/12). The fields on this piece are unfathomably deep and the devices noticeably frosted on each side. This is apparent even through the pale layer of golden toning present on each side. Fully detailed on all the devices. (NGC ID# 27U3, PCGS# 86426)

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Auction Dates
October, 2012
18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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