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Lot 416

1858 Liberty Seated Half Dime. PCGS graded Proof 65. A superb example of this rare early proof issue, perhaps 100 were coined, and PCGS has graded 10 this high, with a single coin graded higher. This particular coin boasts frosted devices and well mirrored fields. In the toning department, it is truly beautiful, with deep blue and gray around the edges into the fields, and snowy white at the center on the obverse, the reverse similar but with less toning around the edge, and more snowy white areas from the wreath to the center. There is a small area right and below HALF where the mirror surfaces are not complete, as struck, which should help to identify this one.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,500.
From the Benson collection and purchased from B. Max Mehl for $7.25 probably in the mid 1940s. While we have no substantiation, this may be the Newcomb coin, as Dr. Benson purchased several coins from that collection via various dealers, and it was broken up around the time this collection was formed.

Realized $4,255

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