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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. 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, 0 finer (4/20).

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


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    January
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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    79 Days
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