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    1859 Half Dollar, Toned PR64
    Popular No Motto Proof Issue

    1859 50C PR64 NGC. CAC. The 1859 half dollar's mintage of 800 coins was the highest in the series up to that point, but compared to later issues it is notably small. Few examples of the 1859 survive above the PR64 grade level. This Choice representative is fully struck with gleaming fields. Sky-blue and navy hues in the margins soften to gold and lavender in the centers, giving this sharp proof outstanding eye appeal. Census: 30 in 64, 30 finer (6/15).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27TJ, PCGS# 6413)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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