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1859 Judd-235 Paquet Half Dollar, PR65
Pollock-284, Broken Ribbon Reverse

1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-235, Pollock-282, 284, R.6, PR65 NGC.
Design.
Anthony Paquet's design for the Seated Liberty series, here in the half dollar format. Liberty is seated left. Her left hand rests on an upright shield, and her right arm extends to support a fasces. The reverse features an eagle with outstretched wings, a scroll inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM in its beak, and the usual statutory legends above and below. The "Broken Ribbon" Pollock subvariety. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

Commentary. There are several differences in the reverse die that distinguish two varieties of Judd-235. Pollock-284 has a broken ribbon, three lines in each vertical shield stripe, and six tail feathers. The other variety is Pollock-282, with a perfect ribbon, four lines, and seven tail feathers.

Physical Description. The obverse field of this Gem is reflective and the reverse field is mirrored. Both sides have sharp design motifs with pale gold and steel-blue toning.
From The Eric P. Newman Collection. (NGC ID# 29CE, PCGS# 11960)


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