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    1861 GOD OUR TRUST Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-278, PR64+ Red and Brown
    Pollock-329 Variant

    1861 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-278, Pollock-329, Low R.7 PR64+ Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The design is similar to the regular-issue Seated half dollar, but GOD OUR TRUST is placed within a scroll above the eagle. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The date is set left in the exergue with the shield point nearer the 8 in the date -- Pollock left this number available in case such a coin was found, and now we have found one. James Longacre applied the GOD OUR TRUST motto on these and other patterns for its brevity and clarity as an "expression of National reliance upon Divine support" -- one that could fit in the field above the eagle while remaining legible and unobtrusive. Abundant fiery mint-red color appears throughout this near-Gem, though most of the coin is deep brown. A flashy proof and one of some significance.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 12103)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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