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    Popular 1879 "Morgan Dollar" Half Dollar, Judd-1602

    1879 Half Dollar, Judd-1602, Pollock-1797, R.7, PR 65 Red and Brown NGC. The obverse is essentially identical to the design used on the regular issue Morgan dollar. The reverse shows an eagle with spread wings holding an olive sprig in its right talon, three arrows in its left. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST arches underneath and around the lower part of the eagle, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and HALF DOLLAR are at the border. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Rich copper-red and crimson colorations overlay both sides of this example. Several carbon flecks are noted overall, but these do not overly detract. (NGC ID# 2A8W, PCGS# 61602)

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    August, 1998
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