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    1892 Barber Half, Gem Proof
    Subtle Field-Device Contrast

    1892 50C PR65 NGC. The debut proof Barber half dollar is popular among type collectors. It is one of the most plentiful issues in the proof series, but its availability declines in Gem and finer grades. This piece is boldly struck, showing frost-white interior motifs surrounded by hints of golden peripheral toning. The fields are deeply mirrored, and modest, undesignated contrast appears on each side. Census: 43 in 65 (2 in 65 ), 51 finer (11/15).(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24NU, PCGS# 6539)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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