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11182

1871 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1117, Pollock-1253, R.7, PR65 ...

2003 November Signature Sale #334

Sold for: Not Sold
Auction Ended On: Nov 8, 2003
Item Activity: 4 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: New York, NY
Description:
Extremely Rare Gem Proof 1871 Half Dollar Pattern, Judd-1117
1871 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1117, Pollock-1253, R.7, PR65 Brown NGC. The obverse and reverse designs are the same as those of the regular issue 1871 half dollar. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The so-called regular dies trial piece. These are believed to have been deliberately struck for sale to collectors as part of complete off-metal sets, as opposed to being true die trials. Fewer than a half dozen are known. The presently offered Gem displays fully struck, smooth, sea-green surfaces, which seem entirely free of contact or handling marks. There are only a few tiny traces of carbon. A lovely and very rare pattern piece. (#61376) (PCGS# 61376)

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