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    1870 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-936, PR66+ Red Cameo

    1870 50C Half Dollar, Judd-936, Pollock-1042, High R.6, PR66+ Red Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's seated figure of Liberty faces left on the obverse. Thirteen stars surround Liberty with the date below. Liberty supports a shield with her right hand and holds an olive branch in her left. A Liberty pole is behind the shield, and a scroll crosses the shield, inscribed LIBERTY in raised letters. The reverse is the type used for regular-issue Seated halves. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Although more than a dozen examples reportedly exist, we cannot imagine a finer one, and indeed none are graded higher. Glowing copper-orange surfaces have hardly mellowed and show luminous accents of lemon-gold and rose around the devices. Contrast is spectacular, and only a couple of carbon spots are seen.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535397)


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