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    1882 Half Dollar, PR66 Cameo
    Impressively Low Total-Mintage Date

    1882 50C PR66 Cameo NGC. The 1882, like most dates from the 1880s, is best known for its low production of both proofs and circulation strikes. In this particular year, only 1,100 proofs were struck in addition to the 5,500 business strikes. One peculiarity of this date is that most of the proofs, including this one, show traces of errant 8s embedded in the denticles below the date. The surfaces are brilliant throughout with just a touch of milkiness on the reverse. The fields show exceptionally deep reflectivity and the devices are frosted and white, presenting strong contrast. Census: 16 in 66 Cameo, 3 finer (7/13). (NGC ID# 27UH, PCGS# 86443)

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