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    1838 Pattern Half-Dollar, Judd-73 Original

    1838 Half-Dollar, Judd-73, Pollock-77, R.7, PR 63 NGC. The Kneass obverse design paired with Gobrecht's flying eagle motif on the reverse. This is an original example (over 200 grains), not to be confused with the more common restrike (192 grains). Struck in silver with a reeded edge. A deeply toned example of this popular pattern half exhibiting scattered hairlines that limit the grade. The bottom of the reverse shows diagnostic small die cracks, and weakness of definition in the center, a characteristic of all Judd-73s. Medallic alignment.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 296N, PCGS# 11288)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 1997
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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    Sold on Jan 10, 1997 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
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