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    1870 Copper Standard Silver Half
    Judd-977, PR61 Brown

    1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-977, Pollock-1089, Low R.7, PR61 Brown PCGS. A bust of Liberty faces right on the obverse with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST on a scroll below. Liberty wears a cap that is ornamented with two stars, and a ribbon that crosses her shoulder is inscribed with LIBERTY in raised letters. The initial B is seen within the folds of the ribbon behind Liberty's cap, distinguishing this as the Obverse of 1869. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is at the upper periphery. On the reverse, the denomination 50 CENTS is expressed within a wreath of oak and laurel. The date 1870 is below, the word STANDARD is above. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. As usual, examples were struck in silver, copper, and aluminum with both edge treatments. There are no common type coins in this series however; each issue is rated R.7, meaning half a dozen or fewer pieces are known. This piece was vigorously cleaned and now shows bright yellow-red and deeper red color on each side.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29Z2, PCGS# 61223)


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2017
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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