1838 P50C Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Judd-79A, Pollock-86...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1838 Seated Half in Silver
1838 P50C Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Judd-79A, Pollock-86, Low
R.7 PR65+ PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse has the Seated Liberty
design, close to that adopted for circulation strikes, with Judd's
"straight date" and the word LIBERTY incuse 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. This piece is from the
earliest state of the dies with a die crack only seen through F
DOLLAR AMERICA. Staff cataloger and researcher David Stone found
correspondence dated July 12, 1843 that indicates these pieces were
first struck on that date. There are 11 examples confirmed. This is
a splendid example that displays heavy die striations in the
obverse fields, but none are seen on the reverse. Fully struck on
the obverse, but soft in the center of the eagle on the reverse.
Light golden toning covers each side.
Ex: Evans Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998).
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 296Z, PCGS# 11328)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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