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    1870 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-935, PR67 Brown

    1870 50C Half Dollar, Judd-935, Pollock-1041, High R.6, PR67 Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Bass-Simpson. William Barber's version of a seated figure of Liberty faces left on the obverse with 13 stars around. The date is below, a free-standing liberty pole is behind, and LIBERTY is inscribed on a scroll crossing a small shield. The reverse is the same type that was used to coin regular issue With Motto Seated halves. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Although more than a dozen of these patterns are thought to exist, few can match the aesthetic and technical quality. Gorgeous ocean-blue toning includes iridescent accents of violet, magenta, and orange around the peripheral devices.
    Ex: Auction Sale No. 15 (Abe Kosoff, 5/1942), lot 220; 61st Sale (New Netherlands, 6/1970), lot 38; Harry W. Bass, Jr.; Bass Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1195.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29Y7, PCGS# 61181)


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    September, 2020
    17th Thursday
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