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    Judd-73 Original 1838 Half Dollar Pattern, PR62+

    1838 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-73 Original, Pollock-77, R.5, PR62+ NGC. The obverse, once attributed to Chief Engraver William Kneass, is more likely the work of assistant Christian Gobrecht. It depicts a large draped bust of Liberty facing left. A level flying eagle faces left, dominating the reverse. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Strongly reflective with a faint gold overtone and blue-violet elements near the rims. Though the piece shows light to moderate hairlines, its surface quality comes surprisingly close to Select status.
    From The Thompson Collection of US Patterns. (NGC ID# 296N, PCGS# 11285)


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    August, 2011
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