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    1863 Half Dollar, Judd-340, PR63 Cameo
    GOD OUR TRUST, Struck in Silver

    1863 50C Half Dollar, Judd-340, Pollock-412, Low R.6, PR63 Cameo PCGS. The Judd-340 is similar to the regular-issue 1863-dated Seated halves, but GOD OUR TRUST appears without a scroll in the upper reverse field, where eventually IN GOD WE TRUST with a scroll would appear on the normal 1866 Motto issues. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. These pieces were also made in copper (Judd-341); the silver pieces are rarer, USPatterns.com estimating that seven originals were produced, and later restrikes made, about two dozen surviving in all today; the two are indistinguishable, to our knowledge. Pollock writes that "minute date placement varieties may exist." This ice-white piece shows blatant contrast with tiny marks that account for the grade.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29FU, PCGS# 389280)


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

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    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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