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    1869 Standard Silver Half, Judd-743, PR63
    Barber's Initial Punched Above L in LIBERTY

    1869 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-743, Pollock-824, High R.6, PR63 PCGS. 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 recut above the L in LIBERTY, which is repunched, and somewhat softly struck. Struck in silver with a plain edge. Much brilliance appears on each side, along with golden-brown and blue toning. Lightly hairlined. (NGC ID# 29ST, PCGS# 60971)

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2011
    17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
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