1859 'French Head' Half Dollar in Silver
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. (NGC ID# 29CH, PCGS# 11966)
Judd-237, Proof, Unc Details
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