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    1883 Seated Half Dollar, PR67 Cameo
    Low-Mintage Date, None Graded Higher

    1883 50C PR67 Cameo PCGS. The Seated Liberty half dollar business strikes from 1879-1890 (as well as the quarters and some of the dimes) have suffered from benign neglect by all but series specialists, as their miserly mintages -- due to the enormous Morgan silver dollar coinages of that era, among other factors -- have gone largely unrecognized. The effect of this has been to put added pressure on the proof issues from collectors seeking a choice example. In the case of the 1883 Seated half, only 8,000 business strikes were coined, compared to 1,039 proofs.
    This silver-white specimen offers spectacularly brilliant, untoned surfaces with black-on-silver contrast against the snowy devices. This coin is essentially perfect and sharply struck. A trivial contact "dot" in the left obverse field, between stars 2 and 3, is mentioned for pedigree purposes. Population: 3 in 67 Cameo, 0 finer (10/12).
    Ex: The Stephen Stokely #1 PCGS Registry Set of Proof Seated Half Dollars; Joseph Thomas Collection (Heritage, 4/2009), lot 2488.
    From The Greensboro Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# 27UJ, PCGS# 86444)


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