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1870 Standard Silver Half in Copper
Judd-978, PR64 Red and Brown
Seldom-Seen Standard Silver Series

1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-978, Pollock-1090, R.7, PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. A bust of Liberty faces right on the obverse with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST on a scroll below. Liberty wears a cap that is ornamented with two stars, and a ribbon that crosses her shoulder is inscribed with LIBERTY in raised letters. The initial B is seen within the folds of the ribbon behind Liberty's cap, and the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is at the upper periphery. On the reverse, the denomination 50 CENTS is expressed within a wreath of oak and laurel. The date 1870 is below, the word STANDARD is above. Struck in copper with a plain edge. This is a scarce Standard Silver series with only a half dozen or so believed known of the six variants. A significant presence of original mint red is seen on each side, and the fields are brightly reflective. Scattered carbon spotting on the obverse is the only grade limitation. (PCGS# 71224)

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March, 2012
8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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