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    1859 Half Dollar, PR63 Brown
    Judd-238, Copper, Reeded Edge

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-238, Pollock-294, R.5, PR63 Brown NGC. Longacre's so-called "French Head" of Liberty, which faces 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, surrounded by a wreath identical except for scale to that seen on the Legend Obverse Seated dime. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. A chocolate-brown specimen with olive-green and lilac undertones. A spot is noted on the reverse rim near 11:30, and Liberty's cheek, chin, and forehead display contact marks. Certified in a former generation holder.
    Ex: Holman Family Collection (Heritage, 11/2003), lot 11028.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CJ, PCGS# 11968)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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