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    1872 Half Dollar, PR68 Cameo
    Magnificent Toning
    The Finest Certified at Both Services

    1872 50C PR68 Cameo NGC. Ex: Simpson. When we last saw this incredible coin it was in the collection of Phil Kaufman. Since then it has transferred from one set of strong hands to another. In the Kaufman appearance, we described this piece as: "Lemon-gold color endows the reverse, but gradually gives way to an untoned center. Dramatic electric-blue, russet, and plum toning enriches the obverse border. The Seated Liberty, in particular, displays prominent frost. This lovingly preserved Cameo Gem will be a standout within an advanced proof half dollar cabinet. A scant 950 proofs were struck." Since that time (2003), no other 1872 proof half dollar has emerged to rival or better this magnificent piece. It is truly a one-of-a-kind survivor.
    Ex: Phil Kaufman Collection / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2003), lot 7844, where it sold for $13,800.
    Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection. (NGC ID# 27U7, PCGS# 86430)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2016
    6th-11th Wednesday-Monday
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