1881 Seated Liberty Half Dollar
1881 50C PR65 Cameo PCGS. The low business-strike mintage of
10,000 Seated Liberty half dollars was accompanied by a proof
production of 975 pieces. This spectacular Gem proof is sharply
detailed throughout, with deeply mirrored fields that contrast
dramatically with the frosty devices. Population: 10 in 65 Cameo, 6
finer (9/12). (NGC ID# 27UG, PCGS# 86442)
Rare Gem Proof Cameo Specimen
Weight: 12.50 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.
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