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    1865 Seated Liberty Half, PR67 Cameo
    Finest Cameo Proof at PCGS

    1865 50C PR67 Cameo PCGS. Spectacularly toned in vivid shades of greenish-gold, cobalt-blue, russet, and lavender, this magnificent Superb Gem Cameo proof offers extraordinary eye appeal to complement the highest available technical grade. The design elements are fully detailed, and the devices exhibit a rich coat of mint frost that creates intense cameo contrast with the deeply mirrored fields.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS has graded just this coin in PR67 Cameo with none finer. NGC reports two PR67 Cameo, one PR67 Cameo, and none finer.

    Heritage Commentary: Only 500 proof Seated Liberty half dollars were struck in 1865, and high-grade survivors are seldom encountered in today's market. This spectacular Superb Gem was offered as part of a nine-piece proof set (including the silver and minor denominations, but only the dollar and quarter eagle gold coins) in the April 2005 ANA National Money Show Auction by Bowers and Merena. The set was broken up in that auction, but our consignor managed to acquire this remarkable coin. We expect spirited competition when this lot is called.

    Provenance: Rod Sweet; ANA National Money Show Auction (Bowers and Merena, 4/2005), lot 3377. (NGC ID# 27TS, PCGS# 86419)

    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: 16
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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