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    1869 Half Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-761, PR66 Cameo

    1869 50C Half Dollar, Judd-761, Pollock-846, Low R.7, PR66 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. A dies trial piece struck from the regular dies for the year in aluminum with a reeded edge. Complete denomination sets were made in aluminum, possibly for honorable reasons such as presentation or for trade to improve the Mint cabinet. The unofficial production of this and similar collector pieces was business as usual for the period. That practice was only outlawed in the late-1880s. Fewer than a half dozen examples exist in this metal, according to, and this one certainly ranks among the finest. The frosted devices are razor-sharp and produce blatant Cameo contrast against the mirrored fields. There are a few U-shaped lint marks on each side.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29TD, PCGS# 860992)

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

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