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1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-988, Pollock-1117, High R.7, PR66 Cameo NGC....

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 6, 2011
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Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
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1870 Standard Silver Half, Judd-988
Impressive PR66 Cameo
1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-988, Pollock-1117, High R.7, PR66 Cameo NGC. The obverse features a bust of Liberty facing right. She wears a headband inscribed LIBERTY, which is decorated in the center with a star. Her hair is tied up in a bun. IN GOD WE TRUST is beneath within a scroll, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is centered above her. The reverse exhibits a wreath of cotton and corn, with 50 CENTS crowded inside the wreath. STANDARD SILVER is centered above the wreath, and 1870 is beneath the wreath. Struck in silver with a plain edge. This popular Standard Silver design was struck in silver, copper, and aluminum, with plain and reeded edges. Probably fewer than a half dozen are known of each variant. This is an exemplary coin that has deeply mirrored fields and nicely frosted, contrasting devices. (PCGS# 61234)

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