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    1839 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-98 Restrike, PR66 Red and Brown
    Ex: Newman, Only Six Confirmed

    1839 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-98 Restrike, Pollock-108, High R.7, PR66 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Newman-Simpson. The portrait of Liberty resembles her counterpart on the issued 1838 eagle, except the head faces right. Liberty wears a coronet inscribed LIBERTY with her hair tied at the back of her head. The date, 1839, appears below the bust with 13 stars equally spaced along the border. The reverse is the regular issue No Motto Large Letters half dollar, as used from 1842 to 1853, and from 1856 to 1866. Struck in bronze with a reeded edge. USPatterns.com confirms six different examples of Judd-98, all restrikes "made in the 1860s or 1870s." This fully struck specimen displays considerable orange-gold and rose-red color, though high points and the open fields have mellowed steel-gray. Contact is absent and carbon is incidental, with a fleck noted as an identifier northeast of the 9 in the date.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Eric P. Newman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Society; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2013), lot 3912.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11421)


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

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    January, 2021
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
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