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1870 Standard Silver Half in Aluminum
1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-962, Pollock-1115,
High R.7, PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. A bust of Liberty faces right,
wearing 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 within. STANDARD is located above the wreath.
Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. One of fewer than a half
dozen examples extant, according to USPatterns.com, and the first
Judd-962 we have handled since at least 1993, when our Permanent
Auction Archives were established. This Gem proof rarity features
black-and-white Cameo contrast. Contact marks, planchet flakes, and
other tiny imperfections are virtually unseen and
Judd-962, PR65 Cameo
Ex: Regency Auction XXI (Legend Rare Coin Auctions, 5/2017), lot 71.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 800037)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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