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Deeply Toned 1870 Standard Silver Half
Judd-983, PR65 Brown
Ex: Farouk, Lemus

1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-983, Pollock-1103, High R.7, PR65 Brown NGC. Ex: Lemus Collection. Liberty faces right, hair tied in a bun, wearing a starless diadem inscribed LIBERTY. IN GOD WE TRUST is on a scroll at the bottom rim, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. On the reverse, a wreath of corn and cotton encloses 50 / CENTS, the latter in an upcurving arc, with STANDARD at the upper rim and the date 1870 inside the wreath. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Tinges of brilliant blue touch the high points of this lovely and well-struck Gem.
Ex: King Farouk; "Palace Collections of Egypt" (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 1849; Gentleman's Study Collection (Coronet Coin), lot 62; Lester Merkin (2/1971), lot 902; Lemus Collection, Part Two (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 1773. (NGC ID# 29Z7, PCGS# 61229)

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28th-2nd
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