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Found some good info Savvy...
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=10&ved=0ahUKEwjbicessK3QAhVE5YMKHbmOAKgQFggwMAk&url=https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/818823/1892-columbian-half-dollar-with-cameo-appearance-and-proof-like-fields-question&usg=AFQjCNF2UEUMmPjFv-clPUECHKyDussSXQ
One posters in particular gives great tips on proofs and proof like strikes.
Will compare mine when I get home this afternoon and get it headed your way to see what you think real soon sir.
Nice find on that thread. It takes a good bit of experience to be able to tell a proof from a proof like. Not saying I can do that, but perhaps I can help snap a few pics that might help others make that determination.
 

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Do as much research as you can. Sometimes the Collectors' Market for PROOF-LIKE is better than PROOF simply because the PROOFs were struck in a quantity too high.
AND Mint State 70s of the same species are minimal finds.

DYODD
 

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The 1892 Colombian half were speaking of had what looks to be 104 proofs Gb. It was offered for sale on the same day and same place that Tesla introduced the world to alternating current as his 12 dynamo's powered something like 60 or 70 thousand bulbs for the world's fair.
Very first proof strike sold for 10k in 1892.

Somebody tell Andial we may be looking at wide brim hat stuff here!
 

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Do as much research as you can. Sometimes the Collectors' Market for PROOF-LIKE is better than PROOF simply because the PROOFs were struck in a quantity too high.
AND Mint State 70s of the same species are minimal finds.
That may be the case for modern coinage but most 19th century proofs had mintages of a thousand or so or less. As mentioned by Stoney there were only about 100 of the Columbian halves so struck. These fetch about 100x what a mint state example would command.
 

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Wait! What the! Will don't talk to don will PM you about that coin!
 

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Fecking neighbor shows up talking about let's remodel his leaky water heater closet right as I was mid post. Then he leaves 30 minutes of horseshit later and just as I start to post again comes back for a cup of ice and proceeds to talk moar shit.

Can't remember what I was gonna say now.
Dial, if you like to have a look at this thing I think Savvy will be taking good er pics. Or we can send it on up the coast and let it make the rounds with the who's who of the wide brimed silver hoar world.
 

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Brother dial, if you give the stone man too big a head about this coin he is going to start charging us for the FUTURE right to look at his coin. Before you know it all three of us will claim ownership of one coin.

People will start calling us the Columbian cartel.:tex:
 

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"IF YOU DON"T HOLD IT, YOU DON"T OWN IT"!

:shit happens: :blew up:
 

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So. .... continuing with the thread of modern commemoratives...
The modern silver dollars sell at a premium to regular 90%. But this is not the case with gold. The modern gold commemorative sell at a discount to their counterparts, the Eagle and Half Eagle.

Does this makes the gold a "safer" buy? It's not that I love the design or subject matter. I prefer the idea of stacking US backed PMs... But unlike AGEs, they are of limited mintage.
 

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So. .... continuing with the thread of modern commemoratives...
The modern silver dollars sell at a premium to regular 90%. But this is not the case with gold. The modern gold commemorative sell at a discount to their counterparts, the Eagle and Half Eagle.

Does this makes the gold a "safer" buy? It's not that I love the design or subject matter. I prefer the idea of stacking US backed PMs... But unlike AGEs, they are of limited mintage.
The modern gold commems are often sold for near spot. They are often good looking coins with limited mintages. I think they are a great play.