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    1838 Seated Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-77 Restrike, PR66+ Red and Brown

    1838 P50C Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Judd-77 Restrike, Pollock-85, High R.7 PR66+ Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features the regular-issue No Drapery design, while the reverse has a heraldic eagle in the center that is similar to the two cent patterns from 1836. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Four examples of Judd-77 are known. These, like other patterns of this type in different metal/edge combinations, were actually produced during the 1870s. Heavy die rust on the reverse is a telltale diagnostic for restrikes, as is the incuse LIBERTY on the obverse. Both sides are glossy brown with iridescent accents of violet, olive-gold, and bluish toning when rotated. The coin is near-flawlessly preserved and virtually fully struck, save for a touch of softness on the eagle's breast.
    Ex: Greenwald and Jackson Collections (Bowers and Merena, 9/1995), lot 1632; Fixed Price List (Heritage, 5/1997); Lindesmith Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/2000), lot 2025; Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior, 10/2000), lot 4435.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 296W, PCGS# 11310)


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    August, 2021
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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