1912 50C PR68 PCGS. The proof 1912 Barber half dol...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1912 Barber Half, Toned PR68
1912 50C PR68 PCGS. The proof 1912 Barber half dollar is
mainly seen only in PR64 and lower grades. Gems are scarce, and
finer pieces are rare. In PR68, this colorfully toned Registry coin
is tied with one other coin as the finest non-Cameo 1912 proof at
PCGS, and only a single PR68 Cameo is arguably finer. The NGC
Census lists six PR68 coins (three of which are Star
designated), also with none finer (4/20). Beautiful shades of
sun-gold and lilac span the glimmering fields, with accents of deep
violet and blue-green at the margins. The right shield corner is a
touch soft as usual, but elsewhere the strike sharpness is
Registry-Grade Condition Rarity
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24PG, PCGS# 6559)
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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