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    1859 Paquet-Designed Half Dollar Pattern
    Judd-235, PR65

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-235, Pollock-282, 284, R.5, PR65 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 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 is a lovely piece whose reflective fields enhance the rainbow iridescence seen on each side, color that radiates from the center in concentric circles.
    From The Bob Simpson Collection. (NGC ID# 29CE, PCGS# 11960)


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