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    1859 Half Dollar, PR64+
    Eye-Appealing Patination

    1859 50C PR64+ PCGS. CAC. Type One Reverse. Reportedly, 800 proof half dollars were struck at the Mint in 1859, though an unknown number of specimens were probably melted at year's end. CoinFacts provides a survival estimate of about 300 coins. The often-seen blend of violet, gold, and blue colors blankets this partly reflective and decidedly high-end near-Gem. Lovely eye appeal, as affirmed by the CAC sticker. Population: 36 in 64 (1 in 64+), 14 finer. CAC: 7 in 64, 3 finer (11/16).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27TJ, PCGS# 6413)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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