1863 50C Half Dollar, Judd-342, Pollock-414, Low R.7, PR67...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1863 Motto Half Dollar, Struck in Silver
1863 50C Half Dollar, Judd-342, Pollock-414, Low R.7, PR67 Cameo
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse and reverse designs for Judd-342
are similar to those used to strike regular-issue With Motto
coinage in 1866, except for the 1863 date. Struck in silver with a
reeded edge. About a dozen of these patterns are known. It is
believed they were produced circa 1869-70 and included in complete
backdated With Motto sets.
Judd-342, PR67 Cameo
Dramatically contrasted surfaces are mostly brilliant, save for areas of thin golden toning at the upper obverse and lower reverse. Liberty and the other raised design elements are thickly frosted and set against glassy, mirrorlike fields. A small lint mark is noted along the lower left edge of the rock.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29FW, PCGS# 503305)
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