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Lot 33782

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Type Coin
Title Lot 33782
Date 1876
Country U.S.
Service Catalog # 86437
Denomination 50C
Description 1876 50C PR66+ Cameo NGC. CAC. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Type One Reverse. The proof issues associated with America's great Centennial Exposition, held in Philadelphia, saw greater mintages (and perhaps greater meltings) than others of their ilk. Breen posits in the Proof Encyclopedia that 1,520 pieces were struck in two deliveries, "580 in the first quarter, 940 in the second only." Other sources give the total as 1,150 coins, the discrepancy explained by year-end melting. This Premium Gem shows blatant cameo contrast between the frosted devices and mirrored fields, silver-white in the centers ranging to amber-gold and blue at the rims. An extremely attractive coin. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $4.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $9,400.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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