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    1870 Standard Silver Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-929, PR65+ Red
    Sole Red Example Graded

    1870 P50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-929, Pollock-1034, Low R.7, PR65+ Red PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The William Barber design of a seated Liberty appears on the obverse, with the LIBERTY on the shield raised, as always. A Liberty cap atop a pole separates stars 5 and 6, and her head separates stars 6 and 7. The reverse reads STANDARD at the top with an agricultural wreath and 50 CENTS in two lines within. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    It was believed at one time that there were dies of this design bearing an incused LIBERTY on the shield, but that no longer appears true. These were struck in five-piece sets from half dime to silver dollar in copper, silver, and aluminum, and with plain or reeded edges. As the current (10th edition) pungently writes, "Welcome to the greatest pattern zoo of all time -- the hundreds of varieties of 1870!"

    This is a superlative Gem Red proof example of the issue, the only full Red example certified at either service, a coin offering great eye appeal and excellent preservation. Population: 1 in 65 (1 in 65+) Red, 0 finer (10/20).
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 81174)


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    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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