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    Heavily Contrasted 1873 Half Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1273, PR65+ ★ Cameo

    1873 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1273, Pollock-1415, High R.7, PR65+ ★ Cameo NGC. Formerly considered a dies trial striking for the 1873 half, these pieces are now thought to have been struck for sale to collectors as part of complete off-metal sets. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. This is the first time we have offered an aluminum example. Only 2-3 pieces are believed known, according to USPatterns.com. This is truly an exceptional piece, as one might infer from the grade. It is starkly contrasted on each side. The surfaces are bright and unoxidized. There are virtually no post-striking marks on either side, just light streakiness in the planchet and a planchet flaking area on the rim at 6 o'clock on the obverse. Exceptional quality in an aluminum pattern.
    From The Bob Simpson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61558)


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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