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    1950 Half Dollar, PR66 Cameo
    Rare and Undervalued

    1950 50C PR66 Cameo PCGS. CAC. The year 1950 marked the resumption of proof coins at the Philadelphia Mint after a lapse of eight years; 51,386 proof sets were struck in 1950. Rick Tomaska (2011) writes that the quality of the 1950 proof Franklins is very poor due to most exhibiting shallow proof mirrors and pitting on the high points. He further contends that "deeply mirrored gem 1950 Proof Franklins are rare, and appear to be very undervalued at current price levels." The Premium Gem Cameo in the present lot shows considerable field-device contrast and impeccably preserved surfaces. This piece is well deserving of the CAC sticker. Population: 27 in 66 Cameo, 8 finer (6/13).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 27VA, PCGS# 86691)

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    July, 2013
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
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    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

    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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