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1906 Half Dollar, Toned PR68
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 (4/20). 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
The Single Finest at PCGS
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24PA, PCGS# 6553)
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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