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    Carefully Preserved 1859 Proof Half Dollar Pattern, Judd-237

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-237, Pollock-293, R.4, PR63 PCGS. The Longacre 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. Struck from heavily striated dies, the fields are moderately reflective and the coin overall is lightly toned, with a faint accent of pale golden patina around the obverse devices. A few small contact marks and pinscratches, in the right obverse field, seem to account for the grade. Population: 18 in 63, 14 finer (10/03).(#11966) (NGC ID# 29CH, PCGS# 11966)

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    November, 2003
    7th-10th Friday-Monday
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