1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-239, Pollock-295, R.4--Improperly Cleaned--NCS. Proof AU Details....
Toned Judd-239 1859 Half Dollar1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-239, Pollock-295, R.4--Improperly Cleaned--NCS. Proof AU Details. The so-called "French Head" design for the half dollar that features a bust of Liberty facing right, draped with a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY with a wide wreath of oak and vine on her head. The reverse has 1/2 DOLLAR in the center and is surrounded by a wreath of cotton, tobacco, corn, sugar cane, wheat, and oak. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Artificially toned deep cream-gray, sea-green, and golden-russet to conceal hairlines and a couple of field scuffs. (PCGS# 11972)
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