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    1838 Seated Half in Copper
    Judd-81 Restrike, PR67 Brown
    Ex: Bass

    1838 P50C Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Judd-81 Restrike, Pollock-88, Low R.7, PR67 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is similar to the regular issue Seated Liberty design, with minor differences in the shape of the rock, shield, and arrangement of Liberty's drapery. The reverse is the "defiant eagle" design, with the eagle flying to the left clutching arrows and an olive wreath, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above, and the denomination HALF DOLLAR below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    This curiosity is called a restrike, but no originals are known using this reverse die. According to USPatterns.com: "This die was actually finished many years later either in the late 1860s or early 1870s." Eight different copper strikes have been traced. The first auction appearance we are aware of was in Haseltine's February, 1877 sale. This is the same auction that had the first appearance of the Judd-59 (1836 Name Below Base dollar in copper). Even at that early date the rarity of this pattern was recognized. Haseltine described the Judd-81 (lot 559) as "extremely rare." While this piece is labeled Brown, it is primarily toned blue with vibrant underlying brightness from the proof finish. Slight accents of brown are visible on the high points of the design and in the fields. The finest by three points in any color designation at PCGS (6/20).
    Ex: Numismatics, Ltd (8/12/1974) to Harry Bass; Harry Bass Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999); Atlanta Signature (Heritage, 8/2001), lot 8303.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11336)


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