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1839 Judd-98 Half Dollar Pattern
Backward Facing Liberty
PR66 Red and Brown
The Finest Red and Brown Example

1839 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-98 Restrike, Pollock-108, High R.7, PR66 Red and Brown NGC. CAC.
Design.
The backward or right facing Liberty head design is similar to the one appearing on the 1839 half eagles and eagles. Liberty wears a coronet inscribed LIBERTY with her hair tied at the back of her head. The date, 1839, appears below the bust with 13 stars equally spaced along the border. The reverse is the regular issue No Motto half dollar design with Large Letters as used from 1842 to 1853 and from 1856 to 1866. Struck in bronze with a reeded edge.

Commentary. Stewart Witham recorded 146 edge reeds on this pattern. This reed count appears on half dollars struck between 1854 and 1860, and again in 1869 and 1870. Saul Teichman suggests on USPatterns.com that this pattern variety was a restrike produced about 1870. There are six examples noted in the census record, including one certified PR67 Brown and another certified PR64 Red and Brown. The Newman example is the finest Red and Brown example certified at NGC or PCGS.

Physical Description. Lightly mirrored fields surround the lustrous devices of this Premium Gem, with little cameo contrast but excellent aesthetic appeal. The obverse is mostly bluish-olive, with original pale orange mint color. The reverse has considerable deep orange blended with pale bluish-brown patina. The central obverse and reverse design motifs are boldly detailed.

Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $150; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
From The Eric P. Newman Collection. (PCGS# 11421)

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