1861 50C, CA PR (PCGS# 86415)

The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale

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    Bowers & Merena
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Lot Description
1861 Seated Liberty Half Dollar. Proof-64 Cameo (PCGS). Secure Holder. Although we see areas of virtual brilliance in the centers, it is vivid cobalt-blue and reddish-orange target toning that dominates the outward appearance of this coin. Pinpoint striking detail and a satiny texture characterize the devices, the fields set apart with shimmering, brilliant-finish fields. A few wispy obverse hairlines notwithstanding, this is a gorgeous Choice specimen of a scarce Civil war-era issue in the proof Seated Half Dollar series. Much rarer than a mintage of 1,000 pieces might imply.
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