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Newp Toned 1872 Seated Half Dime.

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This arrived today. I posted on the other board wondering if it could be a proof due to the cameo effect it has. Concensus is MS. Thought i'd post it here as well.


Sellers pics.




My pics.








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It is not a Proof. Ms. Liberty's head and the wreath are struck too weakly for that.


Here is a Proof half dime from the same era you can use as a comparison. This coin is an NGC PR-66.



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Pretty coin, but like Bill and Shane, I don't believe it is a proof.


If I had to guess it is a prooflike business strike caused by a relatively freshly-polished die giving the resulting coins more "flash" than "sparkle".


Congrats on your NEWP & thanks for sharing...Mike

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Here are two coins for comparison:


This is an MS coin:



Here is the proof coin:



Not really the best proof example as it shows more of the background color instead of the coin design.

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