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1838 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-72, Pollock-75, R.5, PR65 NGC....

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 26, 2013
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Location: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Description:
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. (PCGS# 11282)

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