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    1877 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1533, PR64+ Brown
    The Finer of Two Known

    1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1533, Pollock-1700, R.8, PR64+ Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse shows William Barber's head of Liberty with a coronet of wheat and cotton, IN GOD WE TRUST above, the date below, seven stars left and six right. The reverse has an eagle on a pedestal with outstretched wings, E PLURIBUS UNUM on the perch, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around most of the periphery, and HALF DOLLAR below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    This is one of two examples of Judd-1533, the other being a PR63 (ex: Farouk, Judd, Bass). The 8 in the date is clearly punched over an underlying 1, as the initial impression was too far right. Both sides are toned in pastel shades of blue, green, gold, and lavender. A planchet lamination line runs across the lower obverse and the upper stars are weak -- two diagnostics for this example of the Judd-1533 half dollar pattern.
    Ex: Possibly 37th Public Sale (Thomas Elder, 2/1910), lot 292; possibly Waldo C. Newcomer; Major Lenox Lohr; Empire Coin Company; R.E. Cox Collection (Stack's, 4/1962), lot 2272; Coronet Coin Fixed Price List; Public Auction Sale (Lester Merkin, 6/1971), lot 888; Morris Evans Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998), lot 2090; Southern Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AEG, PCGS# 61873)


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