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    1859 'French Head' Half Dollar Pattern
    Judd-242, PR58

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-242, Pollock-298, R.5, PR58 NGC. The so-called "French Head" of Liberty, shows a bust of Liberty facing right, draped with a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY with a wide wreath of oak and vine on her head. The date 1859 is below. The reverse has the denomination 50 CENTS within a wreath of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The surfaces are uniformly deep brown with remnants of fingerprints on each side.
    From The Thompson Collection of US Patterns. (NGC ID# 29CN, PCGS# 11980)


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