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1871 Standard Silver Half in Aluminum
1871 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-1113, Pollock-1249,
R.8, PR67 Deep Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Weight: 51.6 grains.
Diameter: 1.199 inches. Die alignment: 180 degrees. The obverse
features Longacre's "Indian Princess" design, with a seated Liberty
facing left, wearing a headdress and supporting a Liberty Cap pole
in her right hand. Her left hand rests on a globe, with LIBERTY
inscribed and two conjoined flags behind. The date (1871) is below.
The reverse shows the denomination inside a wreath of cotton and
corn, with STANDARD above. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.
The design was also struck in silver (Judd-1111) and copper
(Judd-1112). USPatterns.com has traced only two examples of
Judd-1113, PR67 Deep Cameo
Only Two Examples Known
This spectacular Superb Gem proof exhibits sharply detailed frosty design elements that contrast profoundly with the deeply mirrored fields to create an intense cameo effect. The mostly brilliant surfaces are impeccably preserved and display a few subtle hints of lavender patina. Eye appeal is terrific. Population: 1 in 67 Deep Cameo, 0 finer (4/20).
Ex: Whitney P. Sunderland Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1994), lot 1450; Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 1/1997), lot 464; Allison Park Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 8/2004), lot 1291; Santa Clara Elite Auction (Superior, 11/2004), lot 627; Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 1/2005), lot 1418; Pre-Long Beach Auction (Goldberg Auctions; 5/2005), lot 716; Simpson Collection.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 534823)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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