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1872 Seated Half Dollar in Aluminum
1872 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1204, Pollock-1344, High R.7, PR66
Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. A regular dies trial issue, struck in
aluminum with a reeded edge. According to Saul Teichman of
USPatterns.com, only three or four of these off-metal strikes are
believed to exist, having been produced specifically for sale to
well-connected dealers and collectors. PCGS reports one piece in
PR66 and this example in PR66 Cameo, while the NGC Census
lists one in PR66 Cameo (4/20). Those totals may or may not include
some duplication. What we do know is that these Judd-1204 pieces
are extremely rare, and they are almost never offered publicly.
Judd-1204, PR66 Cameo
This is a bright and highly reflective example (as usual for aluminum coins), exhibiting essentially no marks or hairlines. An important opportunity for the pattern collector to obtain the finest certified example of this rare Judd-1204 variant.
Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 7-8/1997), lot 7324; June Auction (Superior, 6/1998), lot 1999; Teletrade (1999).
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535069)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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