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    1839 Seated Liberty Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-102 Restrike, PR66+

    1839 P50C Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Judd-102 Restrike, Pollock-113, High R.7, PR66+ PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The Seated Liberty obverse is struck from a regular With Drapery half dollar die. The reverse exhibits an eagle flying left, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the upper periphery, and HALF DOLLAR on the lower portion. The dies were engraved by Christian Gobrecht. The original purpose of the reverse die was Judd-73. Struck in silver with a reeded edge from moderately rusted dies. Five radial cracks converge upon the eagle, and confirm the restrike status of this lightly toned specimen. The strike is good, though the obverse high points show incompleteness, due to metal flow into the die recesses of the high-relief eagle. The obverse exhibits white-on-black cameo contrast. The preservation is exemplary. The finer of only two examples of Judd-102 certified by PCGS (11/20). USPatterns.com states the variety was struck during the 1870s, and suggests that only five specimens are known. All are restrikes.
    Ex: Pacific Collection (Robert Hughes, 2/1978), lot 1403.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 297J, PCGS# 11434)


    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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