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    1877 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1536, PR67 Red and Brown
    Four Pieces Traced, Ex: Bass

    1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1536, Pollock-1704, High R.7, 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 a heraldic eagle, clutching an olive branch and three arrows. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM is located above the eagle's head. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds the eagle, with the denomination HALF DOLLAR below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    The design for Judd-1536 is attributed to William Barber. Only four examples are known in copper, plus three in silver (Judd-1535). This Superb Gem features glossy reddish-brown and copper-orange surfaces that reveal accents of magenta and ocean-blue. Visual and technical quality are exquisite.
    Ex: Major Lenox R. Lohr (Empire Coin Company, 1961); R.E. Cox, Jr. Collection (Stack's, 4/1962), lot 2273; ANA Sale (Abe Kosoff, 8/1966), lot 1217; Coronet Coin Fixed Price List; Armand Champ Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 5/1972), lot 1076; Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1237.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AEL, PCGS# 71877)


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