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    1859 Longacre Half Dollar, PR64
    Ex: Bass, French Head of Liberty, Judd-241

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-241, Pollock-297, R.4, PR64 PCGS. The Longacre Liberty Head design for the half dollar, also known as "French Head of Liberty." The reverse resembles the issued 1860 dime except the wreath is appropriately larger and the denomination is expressed as 50 / CENTS. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. An almond-gold and pearl-gray Choice proof with a full strike and superior surfaces for the designated grade. Four examples of Judd-241 appeared in consecutive lots of the first Bass auction.
    Ex: Massachusetts Historical Society (Stack's, 3/1973), lot 340; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1171.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CM, PCGS# 11978)


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    August, 2014
    5th-9th Tuesday-Saturday
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