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    1876 Half Dollar, Struck in Copper
    Judd-1456, PR66+ Red and Brown
    One of Only Two Pieces Known

    1876 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1456, Pollock-1605, R.8, PR66+ Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Traditionally referred to as a dies trial striking. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. This was undoubtedly struck instead for collectors as part of off-metal sets. Only two pieces are known in copper with no other metals used as a medium for off-metal sets. This is a vibrant Red and Brown example with significant portions of original red still in evidence on each side, mostly around the devices and around the margins. Otherwise, muted brown and rich blue patina is interspersed over the surfaces. Fully struck in all areas.
    Ex: Possibly the Brand and Farouk specimen; (Sotheby's, 2-3/1954), lot 1967; R.E. Cox (Stack's, 4/1962), lot 2259; Krouner-Coronet FPL #75; Armand Champa Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 5/1972), lot 1057; Harold Rothenberger Collection (Superior, 1/1994), lot 714; Allison Park Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 8/2004), lot 1292.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ACK, PCGS# 71776)


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    August, 2021
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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