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1870 Standard Silver Half Dollar in Copper
1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-978, Pollock-1090,
R.7, PR65+ Red and 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, 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 plain
edge. One of probably four to six pieces extant, this phenomenal
coppery-brown Gem features iridescent accents on each side. Shades
include mint-green, violet, and powder-blue. A die crack runs from
the obverse rim at 7:30 through the left ribbon end.
Judd-978, PR65+ Red and Brown
Ex: Regency Auction XX (Legend Rare Coin Auctions, 1/2017), lot 75.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29Z3, PCGS# 71224)
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