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    1870 Standard Silver Half in Silver
    Judd-928, PR63 Cameo

    1870 50C Standard Silver Half, Judd-928, Pollock-1033, High R.7, PR63 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's always-popular Seated Liberty design. The obverse has Liberty seated left, surrounded by 13 stars with the date below. Liberty supports a shield with her right hand, and holds an olive sprig with her left hand. A banner with a raised LIBERTY is across the shield. The reverse displays a wreath of cotton and corn. 50 CENTS is located high within the wreath, and STANDARD is centered above. Struck in silver with a plain edge. Andrew Pollock reported some examples of this design with an incuse LIBERTY, but has only seen examples with LIBERTY raised. The design was also struck in copper and aluminum, with both plain and reeded edges. Probably fewer than a dozen specimens of Judd-928 are extant.

    The present coin is an attractive Select proof, with sharply detailed frosty design elements that contrast boldly with the deeply reflective fields. The surfaces show only minor signs of contact, with a few highlights of pale jade toning. Overall eye appeal is outstanding. Population: 1 in 63 Cameo, 1 finer (4/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535391)

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

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