1893 50C, DC PR (PCGS# 96540)


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1893 50C PR67 Deep Cameo PCGS. The heavily frosted devices stand out against the unfathomably deep mirrored fields, and the design features are exquisitely brought up, with just a touch of minor softness in the upper right (facing) corner of the shield and adjacent feathers. The surfaces are nearly untoned, though a hint of faint tan-gold makes an occasional appearance under magnification at the borders. Both sides are magnificently preserved; a trivial linear mark on Liberty's lower neck may assist in pedigreeing the coin. Minor doubling is noted on some of the peripheral lettering. Orders for silver proofs fell from the four-figure sums of 1892 to just 792 pieces for the next year. Today's survivors span a wide range of grades and degrees of contrast, and coins that combine both excellent preservation and Deep Cameo surfaces are hard to find. The present piece is one of just three Deep Cameo Superb Gems graded by PCGS, with none finer (12/07).
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