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    1839 Original Half Dollar, Judd-93, PR66
    Finest Certified, Possibly Sole Finest Known

    1839 P50C Half Dollar Judd-93 Original, Pollock-105, R.7, PR66 PCGS. CAC. The obverse design resembles used on the 1839 gold eagles including the rounded forward bust truncation and pointed rear truncation, but the bust of Liberty faces right rather than left. The reverse employs the regular Small Letters die of the year. Per the authoritative website, the Judd-93 coins are the only original patterns using this obverse die, of which perhaps seven survive today. (Several of those examples, however, are in institutional holdings.) Struck in silver with a reeded edge. This problem-free piece boasts incredible eye appeal on surfaces that show excellent preservation amid the beautiful medium blue tones around the peripheries with pale lavender centers on each side. This PR66 PCGS piece is possibly the sole finest known and apparently the finest certified. It is the finest at PCGS by two grade points; the finest at NGC is a single PR65 (11/14).
    From The A. James Evans Collection, Part II.

    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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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