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    1867 Half Dollar, PR67 Cameo
    Seldom Seen at This Grade Level

    1867 50C PR67 Cameo NGC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1866 (With Motto) and 1867 Seated half proofs, representing the beginning of the Reconstruction era, are far more elusive in high grade than the 1865 issue, one that represents the cessation of Civil War hostilities and accordingly seems to have been saved in greater quantity. For example, the present Newman Collection example of the 1867 in PR67 Cameo is one of only three such at NGC, two in PR67 and one in PR67 ; there is also one PR67 non-Cameo at NGC (10/13). In comparison, NGC has seen nine submissions of the 1865 half in PR67 with or without the Cameo label. This PR67 1867 half dollar shows bold contrast on both sides, perhaps a bit more on the reverse than the obverse. Both sides are chiefly silver-white in the centers, with well-frosted devices and a full proof strike. Rim toning, in gold and iridescent blue and purple, add a finishing touch.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. (NGC ID# 27U2, PCGS# 86425)

    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
    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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