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    1951 Half Dollar, PR67+ Ultra Cameo
    Single Finest Ultra Cameo Certified at NGC
    Tied Finest Overall

    1951 50C PR67+ Ultra Cameo NGC. The quest to build a complete set of exceptional cameo Franklin half proofs gets off to a challenging start with the 1950 and 1951 issues, which seldom display strong cameo contrast, let alone uncompromised Superb Gem, deeply reflective surfaces. Ultra Cameo examples of these dates in the highest grades comprise the greatest rarities in the Franklin half series.

    We are pleased to offer an exquisite 1951 PR67+ Ultra Cameo coin -- the sole-finest example at NGC, and a coin that is tied with one similarly graded proof at PCGS (9/19). Simply put, there are no numerically finer certifications for a 1951 Franklin half proof with deep cameo fields. Scintillating mirrors surround frost-white devices for splendid white-on-black contrast. A superior sharp strike provides the necessary foundation for this outstanding cornerstone to a world-class collection of Franklin half proofs, meaning the search for an ultimate 1951 proof begins and ends here. Census: 8 in 67 Ultra Cameo (1 in 67+), 0 finer (9/19).(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# C2BF, PCGS# 96692)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    17th-24th Thursday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 33
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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.

    This work will be the premier reference for 1796-1797 half dollars for years to come. Institutions having an extensive numismatic library or coin cabinet will find it a valuable complement to their holdings, and catalogers charged with writing up specimens for auction can now have an indispensable source of background and pedigree information. Likewise, coin dealers seeking to purchase one or more '96 or '97 half dollars for a client or for inventory, and collectors who own, have owned, or desire to own one will want this important reference work for their libraries.

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