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    1863 GOD OUR TRUST Half Dollar
    Struck in Copper

    Judd-339, PR66+ Brown
    Ex: Eliasberg

    1863 50C Half Dollar, Judd-339, Pollock-411, Low R.6, PR66+ Brown PCGS. Ex: Eliasberg-Simpson. Similar to the regular-issue Motto Seated half dollar design implemented from 1866 to 1891, but with GOD OUR TRUST on the eagle's scroll. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. USPatterns.com reproduces a paragraph in George Eckfeldt's journal in which he notes that 30 examples were struck in silver and 20 in copper on November 16th. These were sold as part of complete sets. Blue and magenta patina covers the beautifully preserved golden-brown surfaces of this Premium Gem half dollar pattern.
    Ex: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 258.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29FS, PCGS# 60501)


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

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    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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