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    1870 Standard Silver Half in Copper
    Judd-977, PR66 Brown
    Ex: Simpson

    1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-977, Pollock-1089, Low R.7, PR66 Brown NGC. Ex: Simpson. 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, and 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. This Premium Gem has smooth olive-brown surfaces with wisps of lilac toning and traces of original mint color. A lovely representative of a rare pattern variety. Census: 1 in 66 Brown, 0 finer (9/11). (NGC ID# 29Z2, PCGS# 61223)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2011
    13th-16th Thursday-Sunday
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