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1870 Standard Silver Half in Silver
Judd-940, Gem Proof

1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-940, Pollock-1053, High R.6, PR65 PCGS. Liberty faces left and wears a cap with two large stars and a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY in incuse letters. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA arcs above, with a scroll inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST below. The reverse features the denomination 50 / CENTS / 1870 encircled in an agricultural wreath, with the word STANDARD above. Struck in silver with a plain edge. This is the usual Pollock subvariety with the end of Liberty's cap beneath the second S in STATES. Less than a dozen pieces are believed extant of this silver striking. The fields are brightly reflective and enhance the cobalt-blue and red toning seen over each side. (PCGS# 61186)

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May-Jun, 2012
30th-3rd
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