Description1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-235, Pollock-282, 284, R.5, PR62 PCGS. Anthony Paquet's design for the Seated Liberty series, here in the half dollar format. Liberty is seen seated in a stiff pose, left hand resting on an upright shield, right hand atop a fasces. The reverse features an eagle with outstretched wings, a scroll inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM in its beak, and the usual statutory legends above and below. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. This is struck from the so-called 'Perfect Ribbon' dies, which has groups of four vertical lines in the shield and pointed wingtips. Brilliant throughout and slightly hazy, there are a few contact marks and hairlines that prevent consideration at a higher grade level.
From the Frank O. Fredericks Collection, Part III.(#11960) (NGC ID# 29CE, PCGS# 11960)
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