1869 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-743, Pollock-82...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1869 Standard Silver Half in Silver
1869 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-743, Pollock-824,
High R.6, PR63+ Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. A bust of Liberty
faces right, wearing a cap ornamented with large stars. A ribbon
inscribed LIBERTY rests on her shoulder. IN GOD WE TRUST resides
within a scroll below, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA encircles her
head. On the reverse, STANDARD SILVER is centered above the
familiar wreath of cotton and corn. 50 CENTS is placed within the
wreath; the date is beneath. William Barber's initial B is punched
in above the L in LIBERTY, which is repunched. Struck in silver
with a plain edge. Fewer than a dozen examples of Judd-743 are
known. This Plus-graded Select proof is sharply detailed and
lightly marked, with deeply reflective fields that contrast boldly
with the frosty devices. Delicate highlights of lime-green and
lavender-gray toning enhance the strong eye appeal. Population: 1
in 63 (1 in 63+) Cameo, 2 finer (4/20).
Judd-743, PR63+ Cameo
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29ST, PCGS# 401146)
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