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    1873 Half Eagle in Copper
    Judd-1338, PR65 Brown
    Five Examples Extant

    1873 $5 Half Eagle, Judd-1338, Pollock-1482, High R.7, PR65 Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. A William Barber design with Liberty facing right, 13 stars around, and the date below. This obverse is similar to the design used on his Trade dollar (Judd-1287). The reverse is the Amazonian design used on Judd-1240-1242, showing a majestic eagle with wings outstretched and a shield covering part of the right (facing) wing, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around most of the periphery, FIVE DOL. on the lower margin. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    Only five of these patterns were reportedly struck, and the same number are known today. Two of them are gilt, and the three non-gilt examples form part of the Simpson Collection. Olive-gold and ocean-blue tones cover glossy brown surfaces. Essentially void of carbon or contact.
    Ex: Major Lenox Lohr, River Oaks and C.W. Krugjohann, Part II Collections (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/1976), lot 1020; Rogers M. Fred, Jr. Collection (Bowers and Merena 11/1995), lot 2341; Marin Numismatics (Don Kagin and Andy Lustig), Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior Galleries, 10/2001), lot 2659; Southern collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A9E, PCGS# 61626)


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

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    November
    19th Thursday 5:50 pm CT
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    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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