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Columbian 1892 PCGS PR66CAM (CAC)

From the melting of early Seated coins, three cent pieces, half dimes and trade dollars the Columbian Half Dollar was made. A whopping 950,000 coins were minted for 1892 with just a mere 100 brilliant proofs. Cardboard boxes were made to hold the first coins and not a single finger was to touch anything but the rims. Being the first U. S Commemorative, this was truly a historical event. The first coin off the press was sold to the Remington Typewriter company for $10,000, a tremendous amount considering the year. This piece offered here is one of the 100 proofs made and one of only 2 coins to given the prestigious PR66 Cameo designation. The weathered portrait of Columbus emerges from the toned fields, untoned and frosty. The colors on the background sparkle with tones of crimson, emerald and gold. The reverse with its intricate detail of the Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Maria, take on the same jewel tones and deep reflective surfaces.

PCGS Cert #06750060cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 2/0 Higher 0/0


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Numismatic Americana Incorporated
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William Shamhart, Jr.
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