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    1870 Half Dollar Dies Trial in Aluminum
    Judd-994, PR66 Cameo

    1870 50C Half Dollar, Judd-994, Pollock-1124, High R.7, PR66 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Denali Collection. 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. This specimen, crisply struck and remarkably light in the hand, also is carefully preserved with faint glimpses of greenish-gold patina over the pale whiteness of aluminum. Clearly contrasted fields and devices make for excellent all-around eye appeal. One of the most remarkable survivors from a Rarity-8 issue.

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


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2013
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
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