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    1859 Paquet Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-249, PR64 Cameo

    1859 50C Half Dollar, Judd-249, Pollock-288, High R.7, PR64 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The Paquet Liberty Seated obverse. Liberty supports a fasces and a legend-free shield. An olive branch and three arrowheads rest near the base of the shield. Thirteen stars encircle the rim. The reverse depicts the cereal wreath from issued Seated coinage with the denomination inside the wreath expressed in the tall, thin letters typical of Paquet's style. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Like all known examples, the reverse displays extensive speckles of die rust, as made. believes these coins were restrikes, produced for sale to collectors in the 1870s. The design was also struck in copper (Judd-250). Fewer than a half dozen examples of Judd-249 are extant. This delightful Choice example displays sharply detailed, frosty design elements that contrast boldly with the deeply reflective fields. Population: 1 in 64 Cameo, 0 finer (1/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535166)

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