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    1877 Morgan Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1523, PR67+ Brown

    1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1523, Pollock-1687, High R.7, PR67+ Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is similar to the Morgan dollar, but the head of Liberty is surrounded by a beaded circle, with 13 stars and E PLURIBUS UNUM around the edge. The date 1877 is below. The reverse features an eagle over a seven-pointed shield, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to the left, above, and right of the shield. The entire design is enclosed within a wreath with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around and HALF DOLLAR below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    Three or four examples of Judd-1523 are known. Two additional pieces exist in silver (Judd-1522). Faded mint red color appears around the peripheral devices. Flashy copper-brown surfaces are primarily toned in rich cobalt-blue patina with magenta accents.
    Ex: Lester Merkin (9/1967), lot 541; Coronet Coin Company; Armand Champa Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 5/1972), lot 1068; Harry W. Bass, Jr.; Bass Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1225; Kenneth Goldman.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61861)


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

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    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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