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    1859 Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-247, PR66

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-247, Pollock-286, High R.7, PR66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The Paquet Liberty Seated with Fasces obverse. Liberty is seated on a rock and supports an upright shield with one hand and fasces with the other. An olive branch and three arrowheads lie beneath the shield. Thirteen stars encircle the rim. The reverse features the Cereal Wreath design as issued on the Seated dime, but in larger format. The denomination is expressed as HALF DOLLAR at the center. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Fewer than a half dozen examples are known each in silver and copper. This splendid Premium Gem features gorgeous rainbow toning. Violet and peach-orange color at the centers turns to purple, blue, green, and yellow at the borders on the obverse, while the reverse shows blended shades of apricot, rose, and mauve.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CU, PCGS# 11994)


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    November, 2020
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