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    1859 Paquet Half in Silver
    Judd-235, PR64

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-235, Pollock-284, R.5, PR64 PCGS Gold Shield. Paquet's obverse design features a left-facing Liberty, seated, supporting a fasces with her right hand and a shield with her left. Thirteen small stars surround the periphery with the date, 1859, in exergue. Arrows and olive branches lie at the base of the shield. The reverse is also by Paquet with a slightly disproportionate eagle, with wings spread, holding three slender arrows in its left claw and an olive sprig with its right talon. The "perfect" scroll is held in the eagle's beak and reads E PLURIBUS UNUM with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA occupying the upper periphery and HALF DOLLAR the lower. The vertical lines in the shield are in groups of four each, as opposed to three lines as found on the similar "broken ribbon" version of this pattern. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. The fields are deeply reflective. The center of the obverse shows only the slightest color while the margins are surrounded by rich golden-rose and blue. The reverse is more thoroughly and deeply toned in the same color palette.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CE, PCGS# 11960)


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