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    Elusive 1859 Paquet Half Dollar, Judd-247, PR 63

    1859 Half Dollar, Judd-247, Pollock-286, R.7, PR 63 PCGS. Both sides were designed by Anthony Paquet. The obverse shows the figure of Liberty with right hand resting on a fasces, left hand on a shield. The reverse has HALF DOLLAR in the center and is surrounded by a wreath of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak leaves. This reverse was adopted the following year for the dime and half dime. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. The surfaces are none too reflective and exhibit numerous obverse hairlines under dusky gray-golden toning, while the reverse is layered in mottled golden-violet and greenish-gray hues. There is an apparently diagnostic, wide V-shaped patch of die rust at the top of the reverse. (PCGS# 60247)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 1999
    8th-11th Friday-Monday
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