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    1861 GOD OUR TRUST Half Dollar
    Struck in Copper

    Judd-278, PR65 Brown

    1861 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-278, Pollock-327, Low R.7, PR65 Brown NGC. The design is similar to the regular-issue Seated half dollar, but the motto GOD OUR TRUST is placed on a scroll above the eagle. Struck in copper and bronzed with a reeded edge. Fewer than a dozen examples are believed known of the silver and copper strikings of the two date variants of this experimental motto half dollar. According to USPatterns.com, the copper pieces that were bronzed are believed to be restrikes. Two different obverse dies were used with slightly different date placements. This lovely Gem proof is struck from the Date Left variant, showing the shield point aligned with the right side of 1 in the date. Significant blue patina appears on the obverse, especially over the figure of Liberty, with a small patch of lavender around the left-side stars. The reverse is almost full mint red in the fields with brown devices.
    Ex: Goliad Corporation (Michael Brownlee); Douglas Weaver to Harry Bass, January 21, 1974; Harry W. Bass Research Foundation. Accompanied by an inventory tag showing provenance. HBCC-6043 (Bass Sylloge number).
    Selections From The Harry Bass, Jr. Foundation's A.N.A. Museum Display. (NGC ID# 2WKH, PCGS# 12102)


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

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    August, 2014
    5th-9th Tuesday-Saturday
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