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1864 Half Dollar in Aluminum
1864 50C Half Dollar, Judd-393, Pollock-461, R.8, PR67 Cameo
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is the regular issue Seated
Liberty design for 1864 half dollars, and the reverse is the With
Motto design that was introduced in 1866. Struck in aluminum with a
reeded edge. Traditionally called transitional patterns, most
scholars now believe that these With Motto patterns were struck at
a later date specifically for contemporary 19th century collectors.
These pieces, apparently offered in sets, were struck in silver,
copper, aluminum, and nickel. The USPatterns website indicates that
just two or three of these are known in aluminum, and this Superb
Gem is the only Cameo example that PCGS has certified. This lovely
light gray piece has exceptional eye appeal with strong
field-device contrast. The deeply mirrored fields provide a
splendid background for the lustrous, sharply defined devices.
Judd-393, PR67 Cameo
The Only PCGS Cameo Proof
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535020)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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