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    1838 Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-72, PR66 Cameo
    Kneass-Gobrecht Collaboration

    1838 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-72, Pollock-75, R.5, PR66 Cameo PCGS. 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. This breathtaking Premium Gem Cameo proof exhibits incredible field-to-device contrast within a frame of blue, violet, and gold toning on each side. This top-quality piece presents an important opportunity for the specialized collector. Population: 1 in 66 Cameo, 0 finer (4/20).

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


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

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    Bidding Begins Approx.
    January
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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