Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Ex-Bass 1859 Half Dollar Pattern, Judd-245

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-245, Pollock-303, R.7, PR64 PCGS. The obverse features a bust of Liberty facing right with a wreath of oak and vine leaves adorning her head. The word LIBERTY is inscribed on a ribbon that overlays Liberty's shoulder. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is around the periphery, the date 1859 is below. The reverse displays a spread eagle design with a broken ribbon. Struck in silver with a reeded edge from a notably rusted reverse die. The centers are not fully struck, but otherwise an attractive piece with medium apricot and steel-blue colors. Assumedly, Pollock-301, which has a perfect ribbon and a rust-free reverse die, is the 'original' variety of Judd-245, while Pollock-303, which is struck from a lapped and rusted reverse die, is a mint-made restrike.
    Ex: Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1175, which realized $3,450. Purchased from Douglas Weaver on January 21, 1974.(#11988)

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

    View Certification Details from PCGS

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 373

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $6) per lot.

    Sold on Nov 8, 2003 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 3 days left to consign to the 2021 November 11 - 14 US Coins Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    Regarding the New Make an Offer beta program, just stumbled across this feature in the comic section. All I have to say is: WOW!! This will be a game-changer for you. A brilliant move.
    Wellesley, MA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search