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1877 50C PR66 Cameo PCGS....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 25, 2013
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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1877 Half Dollar, PR66 Cameo
Lowest Proof Mintage for With Motto
Seated Design
1877 50C PR66 Cameo PCGS. At 510 pieces, the 1877 half dollar has the lowest recorded proof mintage for its denomination between 1865, last year of the Civil War, and 1914, by which time collectors were well and truly sick of the Barber design. As is often the case with proof Seated coinage, great preservation and high contrast seldom go hand-in-hand, and this Cameo Premium Gem is a rare and delightful exception. Faint skiffs of toning, mostly whitish-gray with just a hint of gold at the top of the reverse, do little to impede the reflectivity of the fields. Sharply detailed devices offer generous frost and the all-around eye appeal is strong. Population: 4 in 66 Cameo, 0 finer (3/13). (PCGS# 86438)

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