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    1838 Seated Half in Silver
    Judd-79A, PR65+

    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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