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Well-Struck 1875 Seated Half, PR66 Cameo

1875 50C PR66 Cameo NGC. This Premium Gem Cameo proof is marvelously well struck and thoroughly appealing, a fitting representative of this proof emission of a recorded 700 coins that ushered in the last quarter of the 19th century. The fields are radiant and reflective, with a generous layer of mint frost on both sides' devices and a total lack of relevant contact marks. The surfaces are silver-white with a slight golden tinge, and the strike is full throughout, save for minor weakness on Liberty's upper hair curls. Struck from the first die pair described in Breen's Proof Encyclopedia: metal spines up from Liberty's calf; unpolished surface between arrowheads. Census: 2 in 66 Cameo, 0 finer (3/11).
From The Slotkin Family Trust Collection. (NGC ID# 27U9, PCGS# 86436)

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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

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