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Pristine 1868 Seated Half, PR67 Cameo
Fully Struck Example

1868 50C PR67 Cameo NGC. Despite the recorded proof production of 600 pieces in this Reconstruction-era year, Superb Gem examples of the 1868 Seated half are quite elusive in all contrast levels. NGC has certified four coins in PR67, with one PR68 finer. Those PR67s include two each in Cameo and Ultra Cameo, and the present Cameo piece is bettered only by a single PR67 Cameo example (3/11). This charming and historic coin should nonetheless be a star of many a collector's holdings, with a rim of rose color accenting the pristine silver-gold surfaces in the centers of each side. Some interesting missing details, as made at the Mint (and clearly in the master hub), appear at Liberty's sandal and the rock just beneath, and on the lower feathers of the eagle directly under the shield and the left (facing) wing. The strike as produced by the dies is nonetheless full throughout.
From The Slotkin Family Trust Collection. (PCGS# 86426)

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