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    Barber 1870 Seated Half Dollar
    Judd-935, PR64 Brown

    1870 50C Half Dollar, Judd-935, Pollock-1041, High R.6, PR64 Brown NGC.
    Design.
    A seated figure of Liberty faces left on the obverse, with 13 stars surrounding. The date is below, a free-standing Liberty pole is behind, and LIBERTY is inscribed on a scroll crossing a small shield. Paired with a regular-dies Seated half reverse, struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    Commentary.
    William Barber's rendition of the Seated Liberty design that appeared on numerous pattern varieties of 1870. About 15 or 16 examples of this pattern variety are known.

    Physical Description.
    Splashes of light tan, mellowed red, and iridescent toning accompany the medium brown surfaces of this Choice proof. The underlying fields are fully mirrored and pristine, around satiny and boldly detailed devices. NGC Census: 2 in PR64, 7 finer. PCGS Population: 2 in PR64, 7 finer (12/08).

    Provenance.
    Ex: Stack's (3/1992), lot 1710; Stack's (1/1993), lot 1560.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (NGC ID# 29Y7, PCGS# 61181)


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