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Gem Proof Judd-72 1838 Half Dollar
Attractive Peripheral Toning

1838 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-72, Pollock-75, R.5, PR65 NGC. A large bust of Liberty faces left, with stars and the date at the margins. The reverse features an eagle with spread wings. For many decades, the obverse design was attributed to William Kneass, but Gobrecht was almost certainly the engraver, as the portrait bears close resemblance to the gold eagle also introduced in 1838. Struck in silver with a reeded edge and close to medal turn. A beautiful Gem with golden-brown and ocean-blue peripheral toning. The portrait is frosty and contrasts with the glassy obverse field. The centers show slight incompleteness of strike. (NGC ID# 3YLW, PCGS# 11282)

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April, 2013
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