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    1957 Half Dollar, PR69 Deep Cameo
    Extremely Rare So Fine
    Great Registry Coin

    1957 50C PR69 Deep Cameo PCGS. Ex: Blue Ocean. According to A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars, by Rick Tomaska (2011):

    "The 1957, despite its much higher mintage than the 1956, is approximately five times rarer in deep or ultra cameo than the 1956 Type Two. It is also virtually nonexistent in PR69 DC/UC, with only four examples graded to date, while the 1956 Type Two population in this grade approaches 50."

    The certified population has risen slightly in the past six years, with four coins now reported at PCGS in PR69 Deep Cameo and another seven such submissions at NGC, although duplication is possible, if not likely (6/17). This is an incredible example with glassy, unmarked fields and frosted motifs. A hint of softness results from overuse of the master die rather than a soft strike. All examples of the 1957 are incomplete on the bust and bell.
    From The Blue Ocean Collection(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# CPEP, PCGS# 96698)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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

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    August, 2017
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