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    1865 Half Dollar, PR65
    Final-Year No Motto Proof

    1865 50C PR65 NGC. WB-101. The proof strike is razor-sharp on this Gem survivor from a mintage of just 500 pieces. Attractive blue, violet, and plum-red toning blankets both sides. The mirrored fields show only a few delicate lines beneath the rich patina. As the final year for No Motto proofs, the 1865 is an important date in the series. Census: 23 in 65 (1 in 65 ), 16 finer (8/16).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27TS, PCGS# 6419)

    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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