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    1870 Standard Silver Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-978, PR65+ Red and Brown

    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.
    Ex: Regency Auction XX (Legend Rare Coin Auctions, 1/2017), lot 75.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29Z3, PCGS# 71224)


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    January
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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    79 Days
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