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    1838 Kneass Half Dollar Original, Judd-72

    1838 Half Dollar, Judd-72, Pollock-75, R.7, PR 62. 208 grains. The William Kneass obverse design features a draped bust of Liberty facing left with stars on the left and right, date below. The reverse, attributed to Christian Gobrecht, shows a stately drop-wing eagle without shield. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. This issue, along with other half dollar patterns of the same date, are believed to have been restruck circa 1858 or later, but the heavier weight of this piece indicates that it is one of the scarcer originals. The surfaces are basically untoned save for a whisper of mottled patina and have been lightly cleaned in the past leaving numerous hairlines. A few pinpoint contact marks are noted on the portrait. The reverse is medallically aligned to the obverse. (PCGS# 60072)

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    August, 1998
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