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    1860 Half Eagle in Copper
    Judd-A1860-6, MS64 Brown

    Unique Reverse Layout Piece

    1860 DT$5 Half Eagle Die Trial, Judd-A1860-6, Pollock-3254, R.8, MS64 Brown PCGS. Ex: Judd Plate-Simpson. The Judd reference describes this unique piece as a "reverse hand-punched trial illustrating peripheral legends for the Judd-271 half eagle, but with different spacing." The lettering suggests the work of assistant engraver Anthony C. Paquet. The statutory legend and denomination are laid out in reverse with a partial guide line. The letter U was entered inside the guide line before the engraver elected a more proper placement. Unabraded matte surfaces exhibit light brown patina with hints of orange mint color in a few of the letters.
    Ex: Robert Coulton Davis (New York Coin & Stamp, 1/1890), lot 1134; F.C.C. Boyd; Abe Kosoff (Bowers and Merena, 11/1985), lot 1166; Stack's (1/1989), lot 674; Dr. A. Roter; Mike Byers; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2010), lot 5732.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 534959)

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

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