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    1870 Standard Silver Half Dollar, PR65
    Judd-991, Struck in Aluminum

    1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-991, Pollock-1121, R.8, PR65 PCGS. Liberty wears a diadem and faces right. Her hair is tied up in a bun. The reverse features a wreath of oak and laurel with the date below and 50 CENTS inside. STANDARD SILVER arcs across the upper periphery. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. Eye-catching contrast between the highly polished, mirrorlike fields and frosted devices is characteristic of aluminum patterns. A tick behind Liberty's head is the only apparent flaw. Brilliant surfaces are carefully preserved.
    From The Collection of William Rau. (NGC ID# 6PXN, PCGS# 61237)


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