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PR66+ Ultra Cameo 1886 Half
Outstanding White-on-Black Contrast

1886 50C PR66+ Ultra Cameo NGC. Thickly frosted motifs rise in bold detail above the mirrored fields. This snow-white Premium Gem is the ideal candidate for the finest quality silver proof set. Just 886 proofs and 5,000 business strikes were coined, primarily due to ongoing heavy silver dollar production. NGC and PCGS combined have certified just six proof 1886 halves as Ultra or Deep Cameo, with three of those at the PR64 level. In addition, PCGS has certified one PR66 Deep Cameo and NGC has graded a PR66+ Ultra Cameo and a PR67 Ultra Cameo. Thus, the present coin is the second-highest graded Ultra Cameo for the issue (11/11). (NGC ID# 27UM, PCGS# 96447)

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Auction Dates
December, 2011
8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

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.

This work will be the premier reference for 1796-1797 half dollars for years to come. Institutions having an extensive numismatic library or coin cabinet will find it a valuable complement to their holdings, and catalogers charged with writing up specimens for auction can now have an indispensable source of background and pedigree information. Likewise, coin dealers seeking to purchase one or more '96 or '97 half dollars for a client or for inventory, and collectors who own, have owned, or desire to own one will want this important reference work for their libraries.

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