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    1870 Half Dollar, Judd-936, R.6, PR 64 Brown. The Barber Seated Liberty design on the obverse that features Liberty with her right hand resting on a shield and tall Liberty pole behind with cap on top. The reverse is from the regular dies. Struck in copper with a plain edge. The surfaces are mostly toned a deep mossy-green with oil-slick iridescence in the fields and showing just a touch of light original reddish color still on the upper reverse. Thought now to be even scarcer than the Judd book's R.6 designation, probably an R.7 coin. Purchased by the consignor, David Faraday, from Joel Rettew at the 1975 ANA for $700. (NGC ID# 93KW, PCGS# 60936)

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    July, 1994
    27th-30th Wednesday-Saturday
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