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    Elusive 1859 Longacre Half in Copper, Judd-238

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-238, Pollock-294, R.5, PR65 Red and Brown NGC. The Longacre design for the Half Dollar that features a bust of Liberty facing right, draped with a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY with 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 copper with a reeded edge. Each side displays a warm orange-red color that is relatively unimpeded in the centers, but is at least partially interrupted at the borders by deep forest-green and rose-violet toning that is heaviest on the reverse. (NGC ID# 29CJ, PCGS# 11969)

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    May, 2003
    28th-31st Wednesday-Saturday
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