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    1863 'Transitional' Half Dollar, Judd-344, PR65
    Struck in Aluminum, With Motto
    Extremely Rare, Perhaps Five Known

    1863 50C Half Dollar, Judd-344, Pollock-416, High R.7, PR65 NGC. Ex: Bass/ANA Museum Display. The obverse is that of the regular-issue Seated quarter of 1863. The reverse is also similar in design, but a scroll with IN GOD WE TRUST appears above the eagle, as adopted officially in 1866. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. These With Motto pieces and their counterparts in other metals are actually fantasy pieces or restrikes made several years after 1866, perhaps into the 1870s. At least four examples are known of the aluminum strikes, per USPatterns.com -- far rarer than either the copper or silver counterparts to this issue. The Queller-Lemus Collection (Heritage, 1/2009) had both the "transitional" half dollar in copper (Judd-343) and the "transitional" dollar in silver (Judd-345), but it lacked an example of the Judd-344 aluminum half.
    Ex: Douglas Weaver, 12/21/1973; Harry W. Bass Research Foundation. Accompanied by an inventory tag showing provenance. HBCC-6054 (Bass Sylloge number).
    Selections From The Harry Bass, Jr. Foundation's A.N.A. Museum Display. (NGC ID# 29FY, PCGS# 60506)


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

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2014
    5th-9th Tuesday-Saturday
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