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    1871 50C PR63 Cameo PCGS. Proof mintages were generally somewhat higher in the 1870s than in the previous decade, and the Philadelphia Mint coined 960 proof half dollars in 1871. Gold toning is isolated to the rims on this lovely Select Cameo proof that has brilliant and untoned silver surfaces. Excellent field-to-device contrast results in a Cameo designation. Population: 5 in 63 Cameo, 17 finer (1/18).
    From The Property of a Lady.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27U6, PCGS# 86429)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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