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    Gem 1870 Standard Silver Half Struck in Copper, Judd-959

    1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-959, Pollock-1110, R.7, PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. A bust of Liberty faces right. She wears a headband decorated with a star and inscribed LIBERTY. Her hair is tied up in a bun. IN GOD WE TRUST is emblazoned on a scroll below, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds the portrait. The reverse has the familiar wreath of corn and cotton, with 50/CENTS/1870 centered therein. STANDARD crowns the wreath. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Gold and peach hues invigorate this lovely Gem. The centers have a hint of striking weakness, which is usual for this comparatively high relief design. Nearly pristine, but an occasional nearly microscopic carbon fleck is encountered.
    From The New Millennium Collection.(#71205)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29YR, PCGS# 71205)

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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