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    1859 Half Dollar, PR64 Red and Brown
    Judd-240, Longacre's 'French Head'

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-240, Pollock-296, R.5, PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. On the obverse, Liberty faces right with laurel and vine in her hair. A ribbon below the bust is inscribed LIBERTY, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around, and the date below. The reverse has an agricultural wreath around the denomination 1/2 DOLLAR. The wreath motif is identical, except for scale, as its counterparts on the issued 1860 half dime and dime. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Well struck and undisturbed with beautiful sea-green, powder-blue, and cherry-red toning. A mint-made lint mark is above the 1 in the date. (NGC ID# 29CK, PCGS# 11975)

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