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    1870 Seated Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-933, PR65+ Cameo
    Ex: Eliasberg

    1870 50C Half Dollar, Judd-933, Pollock-1039, Low R.7, PR65+ Cameo PCGS. Ex: Eliasberg-Simpson. William Barber's Seated Liberty design, interesting for its placement of the shield behind Liberty's legs, which is supported with her right hand. An olive branch is held in her left hand. A liberty pole is behind the shield and a scroll crosses the shield and is inscribed LIBERTY in raised letters. The reverse is the type used for regular-issue Seated halves. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Fewer than a dozen Judd-933 half dollar patterns are known. This example was offered as part of the famous Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, where it was described as follows: "Delicate golden gray iridescence enhances the obverse. The reverse is toned in shade[s] of blue and lilac." It remains in that gorgeous state with stark Cameo contrast, razor-sharp definition, and clean, mirrorlike fields. Worthy of a premium bid as one of the finest of the type. Population: 1 in 65 (1 in 65+) Cameo, 0 finer (4/20).
    Ex: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 266.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535388)


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    April, 2021
    22nd-25th Thursday-Sunday
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