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    1877 Morgan Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1521, PR66 Red and Brown
    Ex: Judd-Champa-Bass

    1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1521, Pollock-1685, High R.7, PR66 Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features Morgan's head of Liberty facing left, wearing a cap with ears of wheat and cotton bolls. Two groups of stars surround the bust, seven to the left and six to the right. E PLURIBUS UNUM is inscribed above the head and the date is below. The intricate reverse design displays an eagle on a shield, clutching an olive branch and three arrows. The shield is tightly surrounded by a laurel wreath and a band bearing the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. The peripheral inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and HALF DOLLAR below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    Saul Teichman has traced three or four examples of Judd-1521. This PR66 Red and Brown example is boldly double struck with about a five degree rotation between the two strikes, producing unmistakable doubling. In 1999, the Bass Collection cataloger called the coin "a landmark." We agree, and so would any Morgan specialist. Both sides maintain considerable reddish color amid deeper shades of violet and blue toning.
    Ex: Dr. J. Hewitt Judd; Numismatic Enterprises (2/1966); Coronet Coin Fixed Price List; Armand Champa Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 5/1972), lot 1067; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1223; Fixed Price List (Superior, 7/1999); Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior, 9/1999), lot 1431; Mark Hagen.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AE6, PCGS# 71859)


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