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1870 Seated Half Dollar Pattern in Silver
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).
Judd-933, PR65+ Cameo
Ex: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 266.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535388)
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