There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
1764

1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-942, Pollock-1069, High R.7, PR64 Brown NGC....

2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2009
Item Activity: 11 Internet/mail/phone bidders
412 page views
Location:

Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Description:
Important Copper 1870 Standard Silver Half Dollar
Judd-942, Pollock-1069, PR64 Brown
1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-942, Pollock-1069, High R.7, PR64 Brown NGC.
Design.
The obverse design is a bust of Liberty facing right, with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around and IN GOD WE TRUST on a scroll below. Liberty is wearing a cap ornamented with two stars, and a ribbon crossing her shoulder is inscribed LIBERTY in incuse letters. The reverse has the denomination 50 / CENTS and the date 1870 within a wreath of cotton and corn, with the inscription STANDARD above. Struck in copper with a plain edge.

Commentary.
Andrew Pollock listed two different varieties for Judd-942, but went on to say that one of them, Pollock-1055, remains unknown. For Pollock-1069, he listed just two auction appearances, both by Bowers and Ruddy. He overlooked this example, surprising since he had viewed and recorded the entire Queller Collection prior to publication of his reference. This example matches the plate of neither piece recorded in Pollock's book, so it is a third known example. At least two other pieces also exist.

Physical Description.
Considerable pale orange color intermingles with violet and blue on both sides of this Choice proof. A couple of marks appear on Liberty's cheek. Otherwise, the surfaces are nicely preserved, with lightly mirrored fields.

Census.
We can account for these pieces:
1. D.E.A. and U.S. Marshals Service Sale (Heritage, 12/1988), lot 1889. The present example.
2. Heritage (8/2006), lot 1462. PR65 Brown NGC.
3. Heritage (1/2003), lot 9925; Heritage (9/2008), lot 3448. PR64 Red PCGS.
4. Bowers and Ruddy (7/1981), lot 2411. PR63.
5. Bowers and Ruddy (9/1975), lot 1026. Proof.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (PCGS# 61188)

View all of [The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two ]
View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
908,229
bidder-members
$972,953,441
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Consign to the 2015 April 8 - 13 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago.
Learn About Consigning With Us
I appreciated very much your quick response to phone calls, the time you took to answer my questions and the efficiency of the whole transaction.
C.M.,
Carmichael, CA
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $10,408,819
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $9,040,554
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,817,724