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    Gem Cameo Proof Judd-980
    Aluminum 1870 Standard Silver Half

    1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-980, Pollock-1093, R.8, PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. 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 aluminum with a plain edge. Two variants are known of this design. This piece is from the second set of obverse dies and shows the tip of the cap below the E in STATES and Barber's initial in the folds of the ribbon. This is a lovely aluminum striking that shows no oxidation. The surfaces are nearly defect-free and the reverse fields display pronounced die striations. Judd-980 is extremely rare and once this specimen is sold to a collector it could be many years before another example emerges.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61226)


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2013
    21st-24th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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