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    1872 Amazonian Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1200, Beautifully Toned PR66 Cameo

    1872 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1200, Pollock-1340, Low R.7, PR66 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.

    Possibly two or three examples of this rare Amazonian half dollar exist in addition to the 10 pedigreed coins listed at USPatterns.com. Naturally, all surviving examples are highly sought-after, with the design often ranking among the most beautiful ever produced in this country. Rich reddish patina is seen over each side with a streak of lavender on the left margin. Phenomenal strike detail and quality for the grade.
    Ex: Part of Robert Branigan Estate / 1978 ANA Auction (Bowers and Ruddy, 8/1978); Rudy Sieck / ANA Auction (Bowers and Ruddy, 7-8/1981), lot 224; Elite Coin Auction (Superior, 7/2003), lot 499; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2004), lot 6423; Orlando Sale (Stack's, 1/2009), lot 815, as NGC PR66.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535354)


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

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