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    1870 Standard Silver Half in Copper
    Judd-954, PR66 Brown

    1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-954, Pollock-1097, High R.7, PR66 Brown NGC. A bust of Liberty faces right wearing a LIBERTY-inscribed diadem, her hair is tightly bound with a ribbon. IN GOD WE TRUST is placed within a scroll below, while UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds the portrait. The reverse has a wreath of corn and cotton with 50 / CENTS / 1870 inside and STANDARD centered above. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Less than a half-dozen examples of Judd-954 still exist, according to USPatterns.com. Andrew Pollock records five examples in his reference, with possible duplication of some of those pieces. Slightly weak in the center of the obverse, as usual. The surfaces display amazing mirrors beneath deep blue and iridescent toning. The reverse is lighter reddish-gold with considerable iridescence.
    Ex: Auction '87 (Stack's session, 7/1987), lot 835; Lemus / Queller Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 1767.
    From The Star Mountain Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61200)


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