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    1872 Amazonian Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1200, PR66+

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

    USPatterns.com has traced 10 distinct example of this 1872 Amazonian half dollar pattern, adding that two or three additional pieces may exist as part of complete silver sets. While that total may be somewhat high relative to some other offerings in the United States pattern series, few issues are as highly regarded and sought-after as this one. Demand is perennially strong for what is often considered one of the most beautiful designs ever produced or suggested in this country.

    This Premium Gem proof is spectacularly toned in an array of natural blue, violet, peach-orange, and lemon-gold hues. Outstanding preservation and eye appeal.
    Ex: Thomas A. Bergin Collection of U.S. Pattern Coins (Stack's, 6/1984), lot 1239; Pre-Long Beach Auction (Superior Galleries, 9/2008), lot 793.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A6C, PCGS# 61471)


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