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    1859 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-236, PR65+ Brown

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-236, Pollock-283, R.5, PR65+ Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Anthony Paquet's design offers a seated Liberty facing left. She supports a fasces with her right hand and balances a shield in her left. The reverse features a large eagle with an olive branch and lengthy arrows in the claws. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. This is an example of the "perfect ribbon" reverse with four stripes in each vertical shield bar. Smooth, deep brown surfaces are clean for the grade. Accents of olive-gold and violet complement each side, while glints of mint-red appear on the reverse.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CF, PCGS# 11962)


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    November, 2020
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