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    1862 Seated Half Dollar, PR67
    None Numerically Finer at Either Service

    1862 50C PR67 NGC. WB-101. Ex: P. Kaufman. Originality is a hallmark of this delightful Superb Gem proof, as both sides display dappled shades of apricot-gray patina in the centers and deeper olive-copper hues around the peripheries. The latter areas yield to vivid medium blue undertones as the coin rotates under the light, mirrored reflectivity being evident at similar angles. The strike is fully brought up throughout.

    Variety: WB-101, the only variety listed.

    Population Data (7/14): NGC shows two each in PR67 and PR67 Cameo with none finer. The finest at PCGS are one each in PR67 and PR67 Cameo.

    Heritage Commentary: The rarity of the business strike 1862 Seated half dollar (253,000 pieces produced) has been both over- and underestimated in the past. Likewise, survivors from the 550-coin proof delivery have enjoyed lesser or greater demand as market opinion has fluctuated for the business strikes. At the PR67 level of preservation, however, there can be no debate about the rarity, desirability, or importance of the 1862 half dollar. This coin will be especially popular with Registry Set enthusiasts.

    Provenance: Phil Kaufman; Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2003), lot 6781. (NGC ID# 27TN, PCGS# 6416)

    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
    October, 2014
    27th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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