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    1869 Standard Silver Half in Silver
    Judd-743, PR65

    1869 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-743, Pollock-824, High R.6, PR65 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. Struck in silver with a plain edge. The deep reflectivity in the fields is fully evident beneath the substantial rose-golden toning that covers each side, deepening to blue around the margins. A small planchet flake is noted on the cap of Liberty. (NGC ID# 29ST, PCGS# 60971)

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

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2012
    2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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