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    1871 Seated Half, PR64 Ultra Cameo
    Sharp and Well-Preserved

    1871 50C PR64 Ultra Cameo NGC. Light patina fails to impede the blatant contrast between deeply mirrored fields and lighter-colored, nicely frosted devices on this attractive near-Gem proof Seated half. The strike is expectedly sharp on all details, but the grade may be held back a bit by two small dark flecks with milky-white islands surrounding them, both in the obverse fields and not at all overt (and scarcely seen without magnification). Census: 1 in 64 Ultra Cameo, 1 finer (11/16).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27U6, PCGS# 96429)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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