Description

    Pattern 1838 Half Dollar, Judd-72, PR65, R.5

    1838 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-72, Pollock-75, R.5, PR65 NGC. On the obverse a bust of Liberty, with luxuriant hair tresses, faces left with seven stars to the left and six to the right. Liberty wears a diadem and a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY. The date is below the bust. On the reverse an eagle grasps an olive branch and four arrows in its claws. Around, the statutory legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and the denomination HALF DOLLAR below. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.
    With the completion of the Gobrecht dollar designs, Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht turned his eye for coinage redesign to the next largest silver coin denomination, the half dollar. However, powerful forces of "consistency" were at work: The final half dollar design, as adopted in 1839, featured the Seated Liberty motif of the Gobrecht silver dollar obverse, combined with a pedestrian reverse rearrangement of the John Reich design in use with modifications from 1807 onward.
    This piece boasts superbly toned iridescent surfaces with electric blue predominating in the centers, with lilac, yellow, and orange at the borders. The pristine surfaces show only the tiniest of contact marks, and the strike is quite sharp. Two die lines run from the tip of the bust to a denticle beneath star 1. A bit of apparent die rust shows beneath the eagle's claws on the reverse.
    From The Jones Beach Collection. (NGC ID# 3YLW, PCGS# 11282)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View all of [The Jones Beach Collection ]

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coin/Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2007
    3rd-6th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 409

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Floor auctions

    Open for bidding: (View All)

    Fine Art
    Ends on 01/30/2018

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 24 days left to consign to the 2018 April 20 - 24 CCE World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Regarding the New Make an Offer beta program, just stumbled across this feature in the comic section. All I have to say is: WOW!! This will be a game-changer for you. A brilliant move.
    S.,
    Wellesley, MA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 January 3 - 8 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa
    2018 January 3 - 8 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa
    REALIZED $40,938,834
    2018 January 16 - 17 NYINC World Coins Signature Internet Auction - New York
    2018 January 16 - 17 NYINC World Coins Signature Internet Auction - New York
    REALIZED SO FAR $2,395,496
    2018 January 4 - 8 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
    2018 January 4 - 8 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
    REALIZED $1,645,081