PR65 Brown 1859 Half Dollar
1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-242, Pollock-298, R.5, PR65 Brown
PCGS. CAC. 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 the denomination 50 CENTS within a wreath of
cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak. Struck in copper
with a reeded edge. The obverse retains traces of red color,
although mahogany-brown patina dominates both sides. A sharply
struck and beautifully preserved Gem.
Judd-242 in Copper
Ex: Frank O. Fredericks Collection, Part III (Heritage, 1/2004), lot 8402. (NGC ID# 29CN, PCGS# 11980)
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