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    1859 Seated Liberty Half Dollar, PR65
    Attractive Multicolor Toning

    1859 50C PR65 NGC. WB-101. Mint records indicate 800 proof Seated Liberty half dollars were struck in 1859, but it is doubtful that so many coins were actually distributed. This impressive Gem displays sharply detailed design elements and reflective fields under shades of greenish-gold and powder-blue toning. Census: 21 in 65, 9 finer (3/15).

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

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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