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    William Barber 1870 Seated Half Pattern
    PR66, Judd-933

    1870 50C Half Dollar, Judd-933, Pollock-1039, Low R.7, PR66 NGC. William Barber's Seated Liberty design, interesting for its placement of the shield behind her legs which is supported with her right hand. She holds an olive branch in her left. A liberty pole is behind the shield and a scroll crosses the shield and is inscribed LIBERTY in incused letters. The reverse is the type used for regular issue Seated halves. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Deep lavender-gray surfaces transform into cherry-red and electric-blue once rotated beneath a light. A fully struck Premium Gem. (NGC ID# 29Y5, PCGS# 61179)

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    Auction Dates
    May-Jun, 2012
    31st-3rd Thursday-Sunday
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