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    1838 Gobrecht Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-73, PR64

    1838 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-73 Original, Pollock-77, R.5 PR64 NGC. The obverse, once attributed to Chief Engraver William Kneass, is more likely the work of assistant Christian Gobrecht. It depicts a draped bust of Liberty facing left with 13 stars around the periphery and the date below. Liberty wears a diadem and the scroll over her hair is inscribed with LIBERTY. A flying eagle faces left, dominating the reverse. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the denomination HALF DOLLAR are around the periphery. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. The surfaces display a pleasing mixture of blue, steel-gray, and rose coloration over each side with brightly mirrored fields beneath.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 296N, PCGS# 11285)


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