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    1867 Half Eagle, Judd-776, R.7, PR 60. Regular dies trial piece. Struck in aluminum and gilted with a reeded edge. Formerly Lot 896 in AUCTION '89, where it was described as follows: "Sharply struck with a bold wire rim across much of the obverse and reverse. As on virtually all aluminum coins which have been gilted, this piece shows some slight disturbance of the surfaces. However, whoever was responsible for the gilting of this coin did so with consummate skill and the piece has a lovely appearance. On the reverse, there is some olive coloring above and to the left of the eagle. By monitoring this issue's frequency of appearance at public auction from the last two decades, we concluded that only 5 or 6 pieces are known to exist." (NGC ID# 29M9, PCGS# 60776)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 1994
    30th-2nd Saturday-Tuesday
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