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Lot 2965

1886 Liberty Seated Half Dollar. PCGS graded Proof 66 Deep Cameo. Mostly white with a hint of light gold toning near the edges. Only 886 proofs minted. Excellent appearance from almost pristine surfaces, the fields show deep reflectivity and warm color. And sensational preservation, rarely seen this fresh. Don't expect the usual halfhearted impression left by the striking of the dies that made this piece, either, for we are glad to report the other extreme is true. This is a very bold coin with sharp centers including all stars, hair on Liberty, and eagle's neck feathers and legs. We live in a peculiarly "American" era where U.S. collectors pride themselves on the low-census certified coinage, and have the courage with which they refuse to allow the competition an edge when bidding. Rarely have we seen such a grand display of seated Liberty half dollars in Proof condition offered in one auction. With such scope and depth in the matter of "museum pieces" there should be at least one coin for every serious buyer to acquire from this group. Pop 1; none finer at PCGS. (PCGS # 96447) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 14,000.

Realized $15,525

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