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1877 50C PR66 Cameo PCGS....

2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1154

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 28, 2011
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Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
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1877 Seated Half, PR66 Cameo
Sole Finest at PCGS
1877 50C PR66 Cameo PCGS. Type Two Reverse. The proof mintage of Seated Liberty half dollars was an unusually low 510 pieces in 1877. The demand for proof sets may have weakened after the large mintage of 1,150 sets in 1876, the country's Centennial year. The number of complete 1877 proof sets issued would have been limited by the mintage of the twenty cent piece, only 350 coins, so some sets may have lacked a specimen of that denomination, or some of the sets may have included coins from the previous year. In any case, the 1877 proof half dollar is certainly a rare date in Premium Gem condition, and almost unobtainable with the Cameo designation.
The present coin is a spectacular piece, with razor-sharp frosty devices and brightly reflective brilliant fields. The black-on-white cameo flash of this coin is quite dramatic. A few minor hairlines are evident in the fields, but they do not detract from the extraordinary visual appeal. Population: 1 in 66 Cameo, 0 finer (3/11).
From The Peter Kevorkian Collection. (PCGS# 86438)

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