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    1872 William Barber Half in Silver
    Judd-1200, PR65 Deep Cameo

    1872 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1200, Pollock-1340, Low R.7, PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is of the William Barber Amazonian design. A seated Liberty faces left, holding a sword in her left hand and resting her left arm on a large shield. Her outstretched right hand is on the head of an eagle, wings partially spread, at her feet. Thirteen stars arranged seven and six are before and behind her head, respectively, and the date 1872 is in exergue. The reverse depicts a spread-winged eagle holding three arrows in its right talon and a shield in its left. An olive branch is in front of the shield. The usual national reference is above, with denomination spelled out HALF DOL. below. The scroll crossing the shield reads IN GOD WE TRUST. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. There are 10 separate pieces pedigreed on USPatterns.com, and there may be two or three others still in complete silver sets. This exceptional pattern displays mirror-like reflectivity in the fields with starkly contrasting, frosted devices. Each side shows just a hint of light, even golden-rose patina.
    Ex: Gaston DiBello (Stack's, 5/1970), lot 381; Morris Evans Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998), lot 2072; Stack's (11/2008), lot 3947.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535355)


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