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    1839 Half Dollar in Silver, Facing Right
    Judd-93 Original, PR65

    1839 P50C Half Dollar Judd-93 Original, Pollock-105, Low R.7, PR65 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse has a bust of Liberty, facing right, with thirteen stars around and the date 1839 below. Liberty's hair is knotted in a bun, and a long curl trails below the ear. This obverse, by Christian Gobrecht, is similar to the one used on 1838 eagles but it faces the other way. This particular design uses the regular 'Small Letters' reverse die of 1839. It is the only original produced from this obverse die. The reverse has the same design used to coin regular issue, Small Letters, Liberty Seated half dollars, ca. 1839-1842. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Maybe as many as eight pieces are known, two of which are in museums. Each side is dominated by rich blue toning with steel-gray interspersed in the centers. Fully struck and problem-free.
    Ex: W.E. DuBois to Matthew Stickney, 1843; Matthew Stickney Estate (Henry Chapman, 6/1907); John Story Jenks (Henry Chapman, 12/1921); P.C. Clark (Bolender 11/32); "Colonel" Green; Lenox Lohr; R.E. Cox (Stack's, 4/1962); 1966 ANA (Kosoff, 8/1966); Auction '81 (RARCOA, 8/1981), lot 324; Jascha Heifetz Collection (Superior, 10/1989), lot 3246; Pre-Long Beach Elite Coin Auction (Superior, 5/2004), lot 2202..

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2978, PCGS# 11396)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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