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    Gem Quality 1877 Judd-1526 Pattern Half Dollar Showpiece

    1877 50C Barber's Liberty Head Half Dollar, Judd-1526, Pollock-1694, High R.7, PR66 NGC. These dies are attributed to William Barber. The obverse has a head of Liberty facing left, wearing a crested helmet inscribed LIBERTY with an eagle as part of the design. Above is the motto IN GOD WE TRUST with seven stars left, six right, and the date below. The reverse is the same design described for Judd-1524. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. This is an impressive Gem with pale gold and iridescent toning over silver surfaces. It is an excellent specimen for its cameo contrast on both sides, the lustrous designs surrounded by deeply mirrored fields.

    Only four examples of this pattern issue are currently known.
    PR62 PCGS. Farouk (Sotheby's, 2/1954); DiBello Collection (Stack's, 5/1970), lot 391; Armand Champa (Bowers and Merena, 5/1972), lot 1073, Rudy Sieck (Bowers and Ruddy, 1981 ANA), lot 239; Morris Evans (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998) Heritage (1/2004).
    PR65 PCGS. The Pollock plate coin and the Adams-Woodin plate coin. William H. Woodin; Waldo Newcomer; Col. E.H.R. Green; Taylor Collection (New Netherlands, 61st Sale, 6/1970), lot 63; Harry W. Bass, Jr. (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1230.
    PR66 NGC. The Judd plate coin. Dr. J. Hewitt Judd; Stack's (3/1980), lot 718; Stack's (6/1999); Superior (7/2003).
    PR66 NGC. The example offered here. Major Lenox Lohr; R.E. Cox (Stack's, 4/1962), lot 2269; Harry X Boosel (RARCOA, 4/1972), lot 1157; Rogers M. Fred, Jr. (Bowers and Merena, 11/1995); Novoselsky; Higman-Alterman; Larry Hanks and Mal Varner; Superior (4/2000 FPL); Bowers and Merena (10/2000).
    From The Jones Beach Collection. (NGC ID# 2AEB, PCGS# 61866)


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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2007
    3rd-6th Wednesday-Saturday
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