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    Judd-238 'French Head' 1859 Half Dollar
    PR64 Red and Brown

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-238, Pollock-294, R.5, PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. Referred to as Longacre's "French Liberty Head" design. A Romanesque bust of Liberty faces right, with a crown of intertwined oak and vine leaves. Around her neck is a scroll inscribed with the word LIBERTY. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA fills the peripheral fields with the date below. An ornate wreath of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak leaves dominates the reverse, with HALF / DOLLAR enclosed. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Luminous mahogany and dusk-orange surfaces show light contrast and minor carbon. A pleasing example of a challenging issue.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CJ, PCGS# 11969)


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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