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    1859 Half Dollar, Proof Details
    Judd-239, Silver

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-239, Pollock-295, R.4 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. Proof. Longacre's "French Head" 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 features the wreath of the issued 1860 Seated dime, though larger in scale commensurate with the diameter. The denomination is expressed as 1/2 DOLLAR within the wreath. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. This stone-gray and almond-gold example is fully struck but hairlined. Die rust (as made) is evident on the reverse border and suggests a restrike from the 1860s or 1870s.
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26VE, PCGS# 11972)


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    March, 2014
    20th Thursday
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