1863 50C Half Dollar, Judd-344, Pollock-416, High R.7, PR64 ...
Choice 1863 With Motto Seated Half, Struck in Aluminum, Judd-3441863 50C Half Dollar, Judd-344, Pollock-416, High R.7, PR64 PCGS. A regular issue 1863 obverse is paired with a regular issue (post-1866) With Motto reverse. Although dated 1863, this piece was likely struck in the early 1870s as part of a complete denominational set of 1863 With Motto patterns. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. A needle-sharp specimen with modest cameo contrast and relatively clean fields. Faint retained laminations (as made) are found near the eagle's beak and the base of the first T in STATES.
Ex: San Diego Sale (Kagin's, 5/1987), lot 3185, which realized $2,915; earlier, ANA Auction (Kagin's, 8/1983), lot 3045, which realized $3,850.
From the Frank O. Fredericks Collection, Part III.(#60506) (PCGS# 60506)
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