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Cameo Gem Proof 1888 Half Dollar
Low Total-Mintage Date

1888 50C PR65 Cameo PCGS. This delightful Gem has good cameo contrast between the luminous devices and the mirrored fields. The strike is intricate, and the eye appeal is obvious. A meager 832 proofs were produced, in addition to just 12,001 business strikes. Population: 12 in 65 Cameo, 2 finer (3/13).
Ex: Baltimore Signature (Heritage, 3/2009), lot 2123. (NGC ID# 27UP, PCGS# 86449)


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April, 2013
24th-28th Wednesday-Sunday
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