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Lot
4688

1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-242, Pollock-298, R.5, PR64 Brown PCGS....

2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1182

 
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Auction Ended On: Feb 8, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1859 'French Head' Half Dollar
Judd-242, PR64 Brown
1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-242, Pollock-298, R.5, PR64 Brown PCGS. The European-inspired design of James B. Longacre, the so-called French Head, shows a bust of Liberty facing right, draped with a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY with a wide wreath of oak and vine on her head. the date 1859 is below. The reverse has the denomination 50 CENTS within a wreath of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Despite the Brown designation, glimpses of original mint red show near the rims. A dark toning area is noted near the 18 in the date. (PCGS# 11980)

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