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    1869 Standard Silver Half in Copper
    Judd-750, PR65 Red
    The Only Full Red Piece Known

    1869 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-750, Pollock-833, R.7, PR65 Red PCGS. Standard Silver half dollar with the bust of Liberty facing right, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is above and IN GOD WE TRUST is on a scroll in the exergue below the bust. The reverse has 50 CENTS in the center, surrounded by a wreath of laurel and oak with STANDARD SILVER at the upper margin and 1869 below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. While this obverse / reverse die pairing was struck in silver, copper, and aluminum (all with reeded and plain edges), only the silver, reeded edge pieces are fairly common. USPatterns.com states of this particular variant: "less than a dozen are known." Of particular note, this is the only full red example graded by either service in any grade of this design type. The surfaces are unquestionably original and exhibit rich mint red luster over both sides. Because of this singular existence of this piece with complete red color, this piece may realize a surprisingly high price.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 80979)


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    April, 2021
    22nd-25th Thursday-Sunday
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