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    1859 'French Head' Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-237, Proof, Unc Details

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-237, Pollock-293, R.4 -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. Proof, Unc. Details. The so-called "French Head" design for the half dollar that features a bust of Liberty facing right, draped with a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY and a wide wreath of oak and vine on her head. The reverse has HALF DOLLAR in the center and is surrounded by a wreath of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Blushes of golden-brown toning visit this otherwise slate-gray pattern. Moderately glossy and faintly abraded with a pair of small spots beneath OF.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CH, PCGS# 11966)


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