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    1858 Seated Liberty Half, PR65
    Only Three Pieces Finer at PCGS

    1858 50C PR65 PCGS. Ex: Col. Green-Newman. In 1858, the first year of the Mint's commercial proof set offerings, an estimated 300 proof Seated Liberty half dollars were struck. This delightful Gem exhibits Walter Breen's diagnostic area of unfinished polish between Liberty's chin and shoulder. The devices are well-defined and the fields are deeply mirrored, with brilliant silver centers highlighted by spectacular shades of cobalt-blue and sea-green toning at the rims. Population: 6 in 65, 3 finer; 1 in 65 Cameo (1/18).
    Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2014), lot 4472; PNG Dallas Signature (Heritage, 2/2015), lot 3114. (NGC ID# 27TH, PCGS# 6412)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2018
    22nd-27th Thursday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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