1960 50C, DC PR (PCGS# 96701)

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5169
  • Grade:
    PR69
  • Price:
    $8,225.00
Lot Description
1960 50C PR69 Ultra Cameo NGC. As NGC has graded no perfect (PR70) specimens of this later proof Franklin half dollar issue, the two examples graded PR69 Ultra Cameo are tied at the top of the Census Report (6/12). This magnificently contrasted piece is essentially black-and-white with only a few minuscule areas of milky toning. Glassy fields are properly reflective, while the portrait and bell offer uncharacteristically bold frost for the time. As expected of the grade, a loupe is required to spot the nigh-invisible flaws that prevented a perfect designation for this gorgeous piece.
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