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    1897 Barber Half, PR67 Deep Cameo
    Brilliant Condition Rarity

    1897 50C PR67 Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Only about 12.5% of the reported proof 1897 half dollar population at PCGS is designated Deep Cameo. Such coins are rare in Superb Gem condition, with only a handful that are finer than the present. This piece is brilliant and dramatically contrasted, with virtually flawless mirrors and deep reflectivity. The devices are frost-white and untouched. The eagle's right (facing) wing junction and the shield corner show the usual strike softness, but the remaining design elements are all sharp. An exceptional Registry coin. Population: 16 in 67 (5 in 67+) Deep Cameo, 6 finer. CAC: 11 in 67, 4 finer (1/21).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24NZ, PCGS# 96544)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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