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    1872 Seated Half Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1204, PR66 Cameo

    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.

    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.

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    January
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    February
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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    79 Days
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