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    1961 Doubled Die Half, PR67
    FS-801, None Certified Finer

    1961 50C Doubled Die Reverse PR67 NGC. FS-801. Of the three Doubled Die Reverse proof halves known from 1961, this reverse shows the most significant spread on the lettering on the upper reverse. The opportunity to choose between multiple examples of this rarity is seldom offered to the collector. This is an all-brilliant example with deeply mirrored fields. Slight contrast can also be made out between the devices and fields. Distinguished by a couple of milky-white specks behind the lower hair of Franklin. Census: 23 in 67, 0 finer (1/13).
    From The Atlanta Collection.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 24TZ, PCGS# 6689)


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