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    1859 Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-245, PR65+
    Finest at PCGS

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-245, Pollock-301, High R.6, PR65+ PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. Referred to as Longacre's "French Liberty Head" design. A bust of Liberty faces right, with a crown of intertwined oak and vine leaves. Around her neck is a scroll inscribed with the word LIBERTY. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA fills the peripheral fields with the date below. The reverse displays Paquet's Perched Eagle design with a "perfect" ribbon held in the eagle's beak. The "Perfect Ribbon" subvariety is characterized by four vertical lines in the shield, seven tail feathers, pointed left (observer's right) wingtip, and full leaf above the A in HALF. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. This spectacular Gem displays sharply detailed design elements and virtually pristine surfaces, under vivid shades of golden-tan, sea-green, and cobalt-blue toning. Pictured on PCGS CoinFacts. Population: 1 in 65 (1 in 65+), 0 finer. CAC: 1 in 65, 0 finer (1/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CS, PCGS# 11988)


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    February, 2021
    23rd-25th Tuesday-Thursday
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