1859 50C Half Dollar, Judd-249, Pollock-288, High R.7, PR6...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1859 Paquet Half Dollar in Silver
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.
USPatterns.com 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 (4/20).
Judd-249, PR64 Cameo
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535166)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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