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    Splendid Superb Gem Proof 1942 Walking Liberty Half

    1942 50C PR68 NGC. This issue is a relatively common one, with a respectable mintage of 21,200 pieces, but at the PR68 grade level it is understandably scarce, with fewer than 200 coins so graded by NGC and PCGS. This piece offers great technical merit in addition to outstanding eye appeal. The striking details are crisp and full throughout, and both sides exhibit delightful purple-rose and electric-blue iridescent toning near the left periphery. An impeccably preserved and visually enticing representative of this final proof issue in the Walking Liberty half dollar series. (Registry values: N1793)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27V9, PCGS# 6642)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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