Rare 1867 Half Dime Proof - PCGS PR66 
Lot Number 990
Quantity: Bid Starts: 10/01/2007 10:00:00 
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The American Civil War, as with most modern wars, placed a drain on precious metals, so northern banks suspended payments and both gold and silver for a short time. This situation remained unchanged even after the war's end with the result that yearly mintages of P-mint silver also remained limited. In the specific case of the 1867 Seated Liberty Half Dime, only 625 proof strikes were produced. Presented is a beautiful proof 1867 Half Dime that has been certified by PCGS a stunning PR66. The obverse exhibits a mottled silver-gray patina that yields to medium-blue and pale-gold colors around the periphery. The reverse is awash in target toning that includes charcoal, cobalt blue, salmon pink, sea green and lilac pink colors. In both cases, the toning is iridescent in quality that is easily discernable as the proof rotates under a light. 
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