1896 50C, DC PR (PCGS# 96543)

John C. Hugon Collection

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1896 50C PR67 Ultra Cameo NGC. Ex: Childs. At the same time George Clapp was purchasing coins directly from the Mint, so was Walter Childs. His spectacular collection was sold by Bowers six years ago and many of his Barber coins remain unsurpassed today in overall preservation as well as visual appeal. This brilliant coin is essentially "as struck" in 1896. Brilliant throughout, the fields are deeply mirrored and set up a strong contrast against the thickly frosted devices on each side. Only one other proof (a PCGS coin) can claim to rival this piece and none are finer (11/04). Believed to have been purchased from the Mint by Walter H. Childs; Childs Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/99), lot 400; John Hugon.
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