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    1873 Seated Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1272, PR67 Brown
    Closed 3, No Arrows

    1873 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1272, Pollock-1414, High R.7, PR67 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The No Arrows, Closed 3 dies for the regular-issue Seated halves of this year, but struck in copper with a reeded edge. These pieces were struck in aluminum as well as copper, and they were, like so many off-metal strikes of this era, likely traded out of the Mint to well-heeled dealers and collectors. Although the numbers here were small: Only three or four are known of the copper pieces, and two or three of the aluminum. The current PCGS populations record only this stunning piece in PR67 Brown along with one in PR66 Red (9/20). A mélange of pastel rose, blue, and green in the field contrasted against brownish devices is sure to appeal to many potential bidders -- likely including some collectors of Seated Liberty half dollars. The proof strike is bold throughout.
    Ex: McCabe Collection (Chapman Brothers, 6/1905); J.M. Clapp; Clapp Estate; Louis Eliasberg; Eliasberg Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 273.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61557)

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    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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