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    1886 Seated Half, PR67
    Wonderfully Toned

    1886 50C PR67 NGC. CAC. Deep, entrancing shades consume each side of this wondrously well-preserved Superb Gem 1886 Seated half proof, struck to the extent of only 886 pieces during a time when even the business strikes were low-mintage issues -- in this case 5,000 coins. The strike is complete, as expected, and glimmers of the mirrors peek through vibrant blue-green, azure, violet, and champagne toning in concentric rings. This coin is one only six submissions in this grade at NGC, and a sole PR68 is finer (11/12). A wonderful coin for the color connoisseurs.
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2008), lot 1176.
    From The Greensboro Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# 27UM, PCGS# 6447)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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