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    1870 Standard Silver Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-969, Richly Toned PR66
    Surprisingly Scarce

    1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-969, Pollock-1080, High R.7, PR66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Denali Collection. William Barber's copy of a design by James Longacre. The magnificently designed obverse depicts Liberty seated facing left, left hand resting on a globe, right hand holding a Liberty Pole with Phrygian cap on top, conjoined flags of the USA and CSA behind. The reverse is plainly laid out with COMMERCIAL DOLLAR 420 Grs 900 FINE in the center, surrounded by an olive wreath with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the upper periphery and GOD OUR TRUST on a scroll at the bottom of the wreath. Struck in silver with a plain edge. The Judd-969 is curiously scarce for a Standard Silver issue; this is the first example we have offered since 1997. Each side is deeply toned in gray-blue shades with strong mirrors in the fields, evident when the coin is tilted beneath a light.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29YW, PCGS# 61215)

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2013
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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