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    1839 Capped Bust Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-100 Restrike, PR63

    1839 P50C Capped Bust Half Dollar, Judd-100 Restrike, Pollock-110, R.8 PR63 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is the regular Capped Bust (1836-1839) die, with date 1839. The reverse is a rather ungainly Flying Eagle design with plain field, similar to the Flying Eagle cents but with an awkward crook in the neck. The usual legends ring the rim. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. This restrike was made in the 1870s for sale to a collector, according to USPatterns.com. Both obverse and reverse dies show heavy rust. Only two examples are known.

    Weakly struck, particularly on the area just below the cap on the obverse. Charcoal and powder-gray surfaces on the obverse cede to rose-gray on the reverse. The reverse die is close to shattering, with numerous bold radial cracks dividing that side into "pie slices," and there are other peripheral cracks. This piece is the only example available in the numismatic market, as the other specimen below was retained by the Bass Research Foundation and not sold in the important Bowers and Merena Bass Collection Part I auction of May 1999.
    Ex: Massachusetts Historical Society; ANA Auction (Stack's, 8/1976), lot 3599; Stewart Witham; Auction '81 (RARCOA, 7/1981), lot 330, 192.5 grains.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 297F, PCGS# 11428)


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