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    1896 Half Dollar, PR67 Deep Cameo
    Sole Finest Deep Cameo at PCGS

    1896 50C PR67 Deep Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. PCGS has only certified five proof 1896 Barber half dollars in the Deep Cameo category, and of these, the Simpson coin is the sole finest by the margin of the Plus designation (9/20). This piece is the ultimate Registry coin. Brilliant surfaces yield dramatic field-device contrast and are almost flawlessly preserved. The eagle's right (facing) wing junction is slightly soft as usual, but the remainder of the design is sharply brought up. An eye-catching, conditionally rare proof Barber half. Population: 2 in 67 (1 in 67+) Deep Cameo, 0 finer (9/20).(Registry values: P1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24NY, PCGS# 96543)

    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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

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