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    Gem 1870 Seated Half Struck in Aluminum, Judd-994

    1870 50C Half Dollar, Judd-994, Pollock-1124, High R.7, PR65 PCGS. From regular issue Seated Liberty Half dies, but struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. An extremely rare die trials pattern that may have been produced as part of an aluminum alloy proof set for presentation purposes, or for sale to well connected collectors. A crisply struck Gem that has unmarked surfaces and a small area of charcoal color near Liberty's knee. A small retained lamination (as made) is found on the obverse rim at 4 o'clock. Population: 2 in 65, 0 finer (10/03).
    From the Frank O. Fredericks Collection, Part III.(#61240)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29ZJ, PCGS# 61240)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2004
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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