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||TWENTY-CENT PIECES, PROOF
||NGC PF 67 CA
With only 350 proofs minted, the proof-only 1877 20-cent piece has the smallest mintage of the series. This coin is the finest example currently known and the only one designated as Proof-67 Cameo with the star designation.
This superb gem proof has ample frost on the figures and devices, accounting for the cameo designation, and displays azure and sapphire toning on the obverse ceding to fiery reddish-orange. The reverse displays orange and claret toning around the edges and even more impressive cameo contrast. The overall appearance of this coin has magnificent eye appeal, with the design features reflecting a strong strike, as attested by the high grade of this coin. I’ve recently upgraded this coin to the current specimen, which represents the final #1 coin needed for my set.
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