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Lot 2563

1829 Capped Bust Half Dime. PCGS graded Proof 67. PCGS #50052491. Perhaps the finest known. Wonderful toning on both sides. Sharply struck with full mirror surfaces. Among half dimes dated 1829, a total of 18 different varieties are known. These coins represent were produced from a combination of six obverse dies and 10 reverse dies.

A very attractive Gem Proof with gorgeous toned surfaces that burst out atop the flashy and hard-working mirror-strength luster beneath. Superb is the one word to describe the overall effect this produces on the studied eye of the numismatists. And not a single weak spot in the strike is to be seen. It is easy to understand why this piece was delivered a hard blow by the special Proof dies. The dies were obviously new and perfectly set in the equipment to impart the requisite force, a force which imparted their sharpness to the struck planchet. Here is likely the very finest to survive in Proof condition. Pop 1; none finer @ PCGS (PCGS # 4294) .
Estimated Value $85,000 - 90,000.

Realized $97,750

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