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    Judd-235 1859 Half Dollar, PR62
    Broken Ribbon Pollock Variant

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-235, Pollock-284, R.5, PR62 NGC. 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. The "Broken Ribbon" Pollock subvariety, created when a mint worker polished the reverse die prior to coinage. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Well struck and untoned with occasional small marks and moderate granularity near star 12.
    From The Thompson Collection of US Patterns. (NGC ID# 29CE, PCGS# 11960)


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