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1838 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-73 Original, Pollock-77, R.5, PR62+ NGC....

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 12, 2011
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Location: Marriott - Chicago O Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

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Judd-73 Original 1838 Half Dollar Pattern, PR62+
1838 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-73 Original, Pollock-77, R.5, PR62+ NGC. The obverse, once attributed to Chief Engraver William Kneass, is more likely the work of assistant Christian Gobrecht. It depicts a large draped bust of Liberty facing left. A level flying eagle faces left, dominating the reverse. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Strongly reflective with a faint gold overtone and blue-violet elements near the rims. Though the piece shows light to moderate hairlines, its surface quality comes surprisingly close to Select status.
From The Thompson Collection of US Patterns. (PCGS# 11285)

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