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    PR67 ★ Cameo 1885 Half Dollar

    1885 50C PR67 ★ Cameo NGC. This is a magnificently preserved Superb Gem half dollar with Cameo-grade contrast and eye appeal in spades, as suggested by the Star designation. Deeply reflective fields surround richly frosted devices, the summed contrast approaching Ultra Cameo territory. Minor golden accents visit the margins and a few touches of cloud-gray visit the fields, while a diagonal field disturbance below the raised die dots to the right of Liberty's head may serve as a future pedigree marker. Census: 1 in PR67 Cameo, 1 in PR67+ Cameo, 2 finer (3/11).
    From The Slotkin Family Trust Collection. (NGC ID# 27UL, PCGS# 86446)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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