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    Extremely Rare J-949, P-1078 Standard Aluminum Half Dollar

    1870 Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-949, Pollock-1078, R.8, PR 63 PCGS. The obverse design is a bust of Liberty facing right, with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around and the motto IN GOD WE TRUST on a scroll below. Liberty is wearing a cap ornamented with two stars, and a ribbon crossing her shoulder is inscribed LIBERTY in incuse letters, the reverse has the denomination 50 CENTS and the date 1870 within a wreath of cotton and corn, with the inscription STANDARD above. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. Frosted devices, but the fields have minor hairlines. This is the only example of this pattern graded by PCGS (4/97), which is in keeping with a coin that is Rarity-8. Perhaps the only survivor of this issue, as there have been no other auction appearances noted in the recent Pollock reference. A foremost rarity and worthy of an advanced pattern collection. (NGC ID# 29S6, PCGS# 60949)

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    August, 1997
    2nd-5th Saturday-Tuesday
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