An important Civil War-era date in the Seated half dime series, the P-mint delivery of this year was produced to extent of just 48,000 business strikes. As such, we expect strong competition for this high-quality Proof among date collectors. This is a richly original near-Gem whose surfaces are layered in blended shades of sunset-red, cobalt-blue, gold and lavender-gray color. The proof qualities are readily discernible as the coin dips into a light. Seemingly not all that far from an even higher grade.