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1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-238, Pollock-294, R.5, PR64 Red and Brown PCGS....

2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas #1175

 
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Auction Ended On: Oct 19, 2012
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Location: Dallas Convention Center
650 S. Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202

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Judd-238 'French Head' 1859 Half Dollar
PR64 Red and Brown
1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-238, Pollock-294, R.5, PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. Referred to as Longacre's "French Liberty Head" design. A Romanesque bust of Liberty faces right, with a crown of intertwined oak and vine leaves. Around her neck is a scroll inscribed with the word LIBERTY. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA fills the peripheral fields with the date below. An ornate wreath of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak leaves dominates the reverse, with HALF / DOLLAR enclosed. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Luminous mahogany and dusk-orange surfaces show light contrast and minor carbon. A pleasing example of a challenging issue. (PCGS# 11969)

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