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Lot
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1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-943, Pollock-1071, R.8, PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC....

2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1171

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 1, 2012
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Cameo Gem Proof Judd-943 Aluminum
1870 'Standard Silver' Half
1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-943, Pollock-1071, R.8, PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. The Standard Silver reverse paired with a Liberty cap-and-stars portrait on the obverse. For the specific set of dies, the tip of the cap is under the ES in STATES. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. The experts at uspatterns.com suggest "2 or 3 known" as a population for this aluminum delicacy, though perhaps a couple more than that exist. This is the single finest example certified by PCGS (5/12), though of course it has little competition for the title. Well-preserved aluminum surfaces are minimally toned with excellent contrast. The reverse is rotated slightly counterclockwise relative to "coin turn." (PCGS# 61189)

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