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'French Head' 1859 Half Dollar Pattern
Judd-240, PR63 Red and Brown

1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-240, Pollock-296, R.5, PR63 Red and Brown NGC. On the obverse Liberty faces right with laurel and vine in her hair. A ribbon below the bust is inscribed LIBERTY, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around, and the date below. The reverse has an agricultural wreath around the denomination 1/2 DOLLAR. The wreath contains various products of the nation's farmers, including corn, wheat, cotton, tobacco, and sugar cane. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. It is believed that somewhere around 30 examples exist of this design and in copper, making this one of the most widely collected patterns. The obverse has bright, even orange-gold color while the reverse is significantly deeper in hue. Lightly spotted.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Three. (PCGS# 11975)

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