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    1889 Half, Brilliant-White PR67 Cameo
    No Finer Cameos Graded

    1889 50C PR67 Cameo NGC. Untoned, silver-white features are well frosted over the devices and deeply mirrored in the fields. The surfaces show no distracting abrasions -- a feature that confirms the validity of the PR67 designation. Virtually all major features are sharply struck, although we note some incomplete reverse detail on IN GOD WE TRUST that appears to be the result of a partially filled die. Produced at the end of the Seated half dollar series, the 1889 has a limited mintage of 12,000 business strikes and 711 proofs. Census: 3 in 67 Cameo, 0 finer (3/11).
    Ex: 2003 FUN Auction (Heritage, 1/2003), lot 7244; 2005 ANA Auction (Heritage, 7/2005), lot 6337.
    From The Slotkin Family Trust Collection. (NGC ID# 27UR, PCGS# 86450)


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