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    1859 Paquet Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-236, Pollock-283, PR64 Brown

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-236, Pollock-283, R.5, PR64 Brown 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. The reverse was also designed by Paquet and shows a slightly disproportionate eagle, with wings spread, holding three slender arrows in its left claw and an olive sprig with its right. The 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 found on the similar "broken ribbon" version of this pattern. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The surfaces are deep in color with slight variation in the hues seen on each side.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CF, PCGS# 11963)


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