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    1877 Morgan Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1534, PR67 Red and Brown
    Ex: Maris-Garrett-Bass

    1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1534, Pollock-1702, R.8, PR67 Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Bass-Simpson. The obverse features a bust of Liberty facing left, wearing a coronet with wheat ears and cotton bolls. The coronet has the word LIBERTY inscribed in raised letters. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST is spelled out above Liberty's head, with stars on either side and the date below. The reverse is centered around an eagle, which supports a shield and clutches an olive branch and three arrows. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM is located on the eagle's stand. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds the eagle, with the denomination HALF DOLLAR below. The date is blundered, with the 8 over an errant 1. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    This is one of only two known examples of Judd-1534. The other is described at USPatterns.com as cleaned and lacquered, though the site notes that it may represent the PR64 Brown submission at PCGS. This is clearly the finer of the two. Glossy brown surfaces exhibit vivid ocean-blue, teal, and magenta patina with partial copper-red color around the devices.
    Ex: Dr. Edward Maris Collection (H.P. Smith, 6/1886), lot 195; John Work Garrett Collection-Johns Hopkins University (Stack's 3/1976), lot 643; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1235; Kagin's; Southern Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AEH, PCGS# 71874)


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