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    1870 Standard Silver Half Dime in Aluminum
    Judd-814, PR64+ Cameo
    Only Two Pieces Are Known

    1870 H10C Standard Silver Half Dime, Judd-814, Pollock-903, R.8, PR64+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. The obverse design, attributed to William Barber, features a seated figure of Liberty facing left and supporting a shield in her right hand, an olive branch in her left. A free-standing liberty pole is present behind the shield. The reverse has 5 CENTS in the center, surrounded by an agricultural wreath, STANDARD above. Struck in aluminum with a plain edge. Only two pieces are known of this rarity. Each side is bright with deeply mirrored fields that set up the "black" background for the frosted devices, producing the cameo effect. Brilliant throughout and unoxidized.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2VNP, PCGS# 626660)


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    September, 2020
    18th-20th Friday-Sunday
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