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    1838 Seated Liberty Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-78 Restrike, PR66+ Red and Brown
    Only Four Confirmed Examples

    1838 P50C Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Judd-78 Restrike, Pollock-84, High R.7 PR66+ Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features Liberty seated on a rock with shield and pole. A scroll draped across the shield has the inscription LIBERTY in incuse letters. Thirteen stars around and the date below. The reverse shows an eagle with wings spread holding an olive branch and four arrows. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around and the denomination HALF DOLLAR below. Medallic turn. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    Judd-76 through Judd-78 are restrikes, possibly made during the 1870s. Their original counterparts feature the letters in LIBERTY raised on the shield and were only struck in silver. USPatterns.com confirms four examples of Judd-78. This Premium Gem with added recognition from PCGS and CAC is largely copper-orange with accents of pastel blue, green, and violet that are especially noticeable on the reverse. Well-preserved with a trace of softness on the eagle's right (facing) leg.
    Ex: Stewart Witham; Auction '81 (RARCOA, 7/1981), lot 316; Dallas Auction (Heritage, 6/1989), lot 1467; Morris Evans Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998), lot 2034; Higman-Alterman (Larry Hanks/Mal Varner offering); Robert W. Schwan Collection (Bowers and Merena, 10/2000), lot 2018; Public Auction sale (Superior, 4/2003), lot 241.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11316)


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