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    1838 Seated Liberty Half in Silver
    Judd-79 Original, PR63
    Ex: Bass, One of Five Known

    1838 P50C Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Judd-79 Original, Pollock-89, High R.7, PR63 PCGS. Ex: Bass-Simpson. 201 grains, per its Auction '81 catalog appearance. The obverse displays the Seated Liberty design, close to the one adopted for circulation strikes, with the date slightly curved and the word LIBERTY raised on the shield. The reverse shows Gobrecht's Flying Eagle design, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on the upper rim and HALF DOLLAR at the lower margin. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Medallic alignment. All examples of Judd-79 are originals, and lack the radial cracks seen on the reverses of the Judd-79a restrikes, which also show LIBERTY incused. The strike is fairly sharp, with only slight blending on the breast feathers of the high-relief eagle. The borders show ocean-blue toning, while the open fields display pastel pink and gold shades. The grade is limited solely by a narrow mark between stars 6 and 7. USPatterns.com confirms only five different specimens of Judd-79.
    Ex: Anderson Dupont Collection (Stack's, 11/1954, lot 2105; Witham Collection / Auction '81 (RARCOA, 7/1981), lot 317, Harry W. Bass, Jr.; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Research Foundation; Chicago ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2014), lot 5794.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11321)


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