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Lovely Gem Proof 1872 Half Dollar

1872 50C PR65 NGC. Although 950 Proofs were coined, according to Mint Records, few Gem quality examples have survived. It is probably the case that a number of unsold Proofs were melted over the next few years, especially after the change of weight took place in 1873 and 1874. A lovely Gem Proof with intense rose and sea-green toning and a small patch of brilliant silver color near the center of the reverse. Design elements on both sides are sharply struck.
From The Ken Arnold Collection.(#6430) (NGC ID# 27U7, PCGS# 6430)


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September, 2005
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