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    1859 Paquet Seated Liberty Half in Silver
    Judd-251, PR64
    Finest Known

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-251, Pollock-290, High R.7, PR64 NGC. CAC. Ex: Exemplar Collection. Both sides were designed by Anthony Paquet. The obverse shows a stiff figure of Liberty with right hand resting on a fasces, left hand on a shield. The reverse has 50 CENTS in the center and is surrounded by a Neoclassical wreath adapted to New World use, consisting of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak leaves. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. These pieces are believed to have been struck in the mid-1860s or early-1870s because of the presence of die rust on the lower reverse. Struck in both silver and copper, fewer than a half dozen are known of each. The surfaces are brilliant with noticeable die striations on each side that create the mirrored finish. Sharply struck, except on a few of the right-hand stars. This is the finest example graded of this pattern by two points.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CY, PCGS# 12006)


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2016
    10th-14th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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