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    1859 Paquet-Designed Half Dollar Pattern
    Judd-235, Deeply Toned PR61

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-235, Pollock-282, 284, R.5, PR61 PCGS. Anthony Paquet's design for the Seated Liberty series, here in the half dollar format. Liberty is seated left. Her left hand rests on an upright shield, and her right arm extends to support 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 piece is struck from the "Broken Ribbon" reverse that has three vertical lines in the shield and split wingtips. Deep blue toning overall with a hint of rose here and there. A trace of a fingerprint can be seen on the upper obverse.
    Ex: West Palm Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2008), lot 1742, where it brought $1,955. (NGC ID# 29CE, PCGS# 11960)


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