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    1859 Half Dollar in Copper, PR63 Brown
    Judd-238, Glossy Surfaces

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-238, Pollock-294, R.5, PR63 Brown PCGS. 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. At least 30 examples are believed to exist. This is a glossy Select representative, with auburn-brown surfaces that yield cool steel-blue overtones. The strike is bold and there are no obtrusive surface flaws. Housed in an old green label holder. Population: 7 in 63 Brown, 10 finer (4/15).

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


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    June, 2015
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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