1901 50C, CA PR (PCGS# 86548)

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

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1901 50C PR68 Cameo NGC. As a Cameo, only NGC has certified 1901 half dollars as PR68 or better; four coins, including this one, have earned that numeric grade, while a single PR69 Cameo specimen covers the "or better" part (11/10). 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. From The Smithfield Collection.
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