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    1859 Paquet-Designed Seated Half in Silver
    Judd-235, PR67
    Ex: Lemus / Queller

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-235, Pollock-284, R.5 PR67 NGC. 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. Reverse: Also by Paquet. A slightly disproportionate eagle, with wings spread, holds three slender arrows in its left claw and an olive sprig with its right talon. The perfect scroll held in the eagle's beak 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. A sharply impressed and wonderfully preserved example. Deep, watery fields contrast nicely with the lustrous devices, although not designated as Cameo by NGC. Light, amber toning attests to the utter originality of this Superb Gem proof pattern.
    Ex: Metropolitan New York Numismatic Convention (Stack's, 3/1973), lot 337; Lemus / Queller Family Collection Part Two / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 1569.

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


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