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    1913 Half Dollar, PR68 Cameo
    Single Finest Proof at PCGS

    1913 50C PR68 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Barber half dollar production had been on the decline for some time before things took a more dramatic turn in 1913. That year output was cut by 88%. Only 188,000 circulation strikes were manufactured, plus 627 proofs. The former are exceedingly difficult to acquire in the upper tiers of Mint State, and collectors often turn to proofs instead when looking for an example of this elusive date. Specimens are available, by and large, through PR65 but seldom seen finer. Cameo representatives are all rare. This unparalleled PR68 Cameo offering is in a class by itself, the single finest example at PCGS with or without such a designation (11/16).

    Minimally toned centers progress outwardly toward shades of gold, rose-violet, blue, and green. Contrast between the glassy fields and razor-sharp motifs is evident on each side, though it is more pronounced on the reverse. The only apparent tick occurs near Liberty's mouth, otherwise the surfaces are pristine.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24PH, PCGS# 86560)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
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