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    1838 Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-72, PR65 Cameo

    1838 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-72, Pollock-75, R.5, PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. A draped bust of Liberty with lush hair curls faces left wearing a crown of jewels and a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY, seven stars to the left, six stars to the right, and the date below. A finely detailed standing eagle on the reverse displays its wings with the head turned over the left wing to the viewer's right, an olive branch and four arrows in the eagle's claws. The statutory legend, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, around, and the denomination, HALF DOLLAR, below. William Kneass created the obverse, in collaboration with Christian Gobrecht who created the reverse. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. The USPatterns.com website suggests that 50 to 60 of these are known, including originals and restrikes. Light toning in the centers gradually deepens around the margins on each side. The devices are nicely frosted and give a noticeable cameo effect against the mirrored fields.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 296M, PCGS# 390800)


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