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    1895 Half Dollar, PR68+ Cameo
    Gorgeous Toning and Contrast

    1895 50C PR68+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Proofs bearing the 1895 date enjoy a certain cachet among collectors, having been issued in one of the 880 proof sets that included one of the now-famous Morgan dollars from that year. This impeccable PR68+ Cameo Barber half dollar features light golden patina over the central obverse with shades of violet, blue, and green around the borders. The reverse is more dramatically toned in concentric shades of the same. Contrast is undiminished. Visual appeal is phenomenal, matching the unsurpassed technical quality. Population: 6 in 68 (1 in 68+) Cameo, 0 finer. CAC: 5 in 68, 0 finer (11/20).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24NX, PCGS# 86542)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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