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    Paquet-Designed 1859 Proof Half Dollar, Judd-251, Obverse Double Struck

    1859 P50C Half Dollar--Obverse Double Struck, Cleaned--Judd-251, Pollock-290, High R.7, Proof ANACS. Net PR50. 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 wreath of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak leaves. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. These are believed to be restrikes struck in the mid 1860s to early 1870s as there is evidence of extensive die rust on the reverse periphery. Hairlined and unnaturally bright, but perhaps unique as a rotated double struck error. The obverse die rotated a few degrees clockwise between blows. Designated "Plate" on the ANACS holder, but this is not the plate coin in Pollock or any edition of Judd.

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


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