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    1863 With Motto Copper Half Dollar
    Judd-343, PR66 Red and Brown

    1863 50C Half Dollar, Judd-343, Pollock-415, R.7, PR66 Red and Brown PCGS. The obverse die is the design used on regular-issue half dollars in 1863. The reverse features the normal perched eagle design, with the addition of the scroll and motto IN GOD WE TRUST above the eagle's head. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. While traditionally called a "transitional" half dollar, this and other With Motto patterns were actually struck for the collector trade and were offered by the Mint with restrikes of other denominations as complete sets. This is a radiant, deeply reflective proof striking. The obverse is full red, while the reverse displays spotty blue patina that interrupts the otherwise even original red. Fully struck, identifiable by a single spot on the lower folds of Liberty's drapery.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29FX, PCGS# 70505)


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2016
    6th-11th Wednesday-Monday
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