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    1906 Half Dollar, Toned PR68
    The Single Finest at PCGS

    1906 50C PR68 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The proof 1906 Barber half is rare in Cameo grades, and no such coins are graded numerically finer than PR67. This PR68 non-Cameo is the sole-finest 1906 proof in a PCGS holder. It is also a visually stunning coin. Fully struck design elements and liquidlike fields both yield incredible multicolor toning that is reminiscent of original proof sets. The preservation is spectacular. Barber proofs from 1902 to 1907 are almost universally rare with any degree of cameo contrast. For a non-Cameo, this 1906 half dollar is about as good as it gets, and Registry collectors should take notice. Population: 1 in 68, 0 finer (1/21).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24PA, PCGS# 6553)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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