1901 50C, CA PR (PCGS# 86548)

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3250
  • Grade:
    PR68
  • Price:
    $17,250.00
Lot Description
1901 50C PR68 Cameo NGC. In Cameo condition, only NGC has certified 1901 half dollars as PR68 or better; three coins, including this one, have earned that numeric grade, while a single PR69 Cameo specimen covers the "or better" part (6/10). Both sides of this coin are untoned and beautiful. Deeply mirrored fields are paired with frosted devices that yield a wonderful cameo effect over each side. After studying this coin with a loupe, we fail to find any noteworthy marks or spots that can be used as future identifiers, except for an unusual, hair-thin roller mark (as made) that extends from the top of obverse star 6 to the corner of Liberty's eye. This wonderful Superb Gem would make a marvelous addition to any high-end collection of proof Barber half dollars.
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