1859 Half Dollar, Judd-237, Pollock-293, R.4, PR63 ...
Attractive, Deeply Mirrored Longacre 1859 Pattern Half, Judd-2371859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-237, Pollock-293, R.4, PR63 PCGS. The Longacre design for the half dollar that features a bust of Liberty facing right, draped with a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY and a wide wreath of oak and vine on her head. The reverse has HALF DOLLAR in the center and is surrounded by a wreath of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Struck from heavily striated dies, the fields are very deeply mirrored and the coin overall is brilliant except for a light accent of pale golden patina around the devices. A few small contact marks in the right obverse field and short pinscratches above Liberty's head account for the grade.
From the Hans Poetsch Collection. (PCGS# 11966)
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