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    1870 Standard Silver Half Dollar in Silver
    Possibly Unique Judd-970, PR64 Cameo

    1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-970, Pollock-1081, R.8, PR64 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Judd's "Obverse 2 of 1869" with LIBERTY in raised letters and no designer's initial. The reverse is Standard Silver with the word CENTS gently curving and two ornamental stars flanking the date of 1870. Struck in silver with a plain edge. Possibly unique. The only reported auction appearance of Judd-970 prior to our 2010 handling of this example took place in a 1984 McIntire sale. That may have been the same coin offered here and possibly the one reportedly included in Waldo Newcomer's holdings. The present piece is flashy and distinctly contrasted through light toning that has golden accents against pale silver-gray. Well-defined and entirely appealing despite a handful of scattered hairlines.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2010), lot 1478; Regency Auction XXI (Legend Rare Coin Auctions, 5/2017), lot 74.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29YX, Variety PCGS# 861216, Base PCGS# 61216)


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