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    1870 Standard Silver Half in Copper
    Judd-929, PR64 Brown

    1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-929, Pollock-1034, High R.7, PR64 Brown PCGS. The obverse portrays a seated figure of Liberty with shield and olive branch. A scroll is draped over the shield with the word LIBERTY inscribed in raised letters; a Liberty pole is positioned behind the shield. Thirteen stars surround the central devices, with the date in the exergue. The reverse features the denomination 50 / CENTS encircled by an agricultural wreath, with the word STANDARD spelled out above. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. In spite of what earlier editions of Judd and Pollock indicate, this series was only produced with the letters in LIBERTY raised. According to USPatterns.com no pieces are known with the letters recessed. The surfaces of this piece are remarkably attractive. In great part this is due to the tremendous depth of reflectivity in the proof fields. That reflectivity greatly enhances the sea-green and light reddish-brown patina scattered across each side. Only the tiniest contact marks can be detected with a loupe, the PR64 grade is undoubtedly from a number of light specks of carbon.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61174)


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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