1861 50C, CA PR (PCGS# 86415)

2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136

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Lot Description
1861 50C PR63 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Mint records indicate 1,000 proof Seated Liberty half dollars were struck in 1861, but a large number went unsold and were eventually melted. The issue is rare today in PR63 Cameo, as PCGS has certified only this single specimen in that designation, with five finer (12/09). The present coin has bright, deeply mirrored fields that contrast sharply with the frosty devices. Some light hairlines explain the grade.
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