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    1864 Half Dollar, Toned PR66
    Subtle Field-Motif Contrast

    1864 50C PR66 PCGS. CAC. WB-101. The proof 1864 Seated Liberty half dollar had a small mintage of just 470 pieces, few of which survive in Gem or finer condition. At the PR66 level, PCGS has encapsulated only six non-Cameo pieces, with only a single PR67 coin numerically finer; NGC also shows six coins in this grade (one in PR66 ★ ), but with two numerically finer (3/15). The present Premium Gem exhibits razor-sharp, satiny devices set against deeply mirrored fields that show blended aquamarine, lavender, and mint-gold toning. Close examination fails to reveal any contact marks or detracting hairlines, and both sides showcase subtle, undesignated field-motif contrast. (NGC ID# 27TR, PCGS# 6418)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

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    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
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