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    Prooflike Gem 1964-D Half, The Only Such Piece Certified

    1964-D 50C MS65 Prooflike NGC. Type Two Reverse. Brilliant, well struck, and surprisingly mirrored for a Denver Mint Kennedy half. It was discovered in a roll of 1964-D halves received by a Whitman employee on the first day of issue in 1964. Ken Bressett, editor of the Guide Book, was present when the piece was discovered. He commented, "This exceptional piece was unlike other coins in that roll, and was apparently a first strike from newly polished dies." The only 1964-D half certified as Prooflike by NGC (11/06). (NGC ID# 24U3, PCGS# 6707)

    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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