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1877 Half Dollar, Struck in Copper
1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1538, Pollock-1706, High R.7, PR64
Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse depicts a bust of Liberty
facing left, with pursed lips and wearing a Phrygian cap. The
reverse has a defiant eagle standing with wings unfurled, clutching
three arrows and an olive branch. The eagle is standing on what
appears to be a bundle of wheat. Struck in copper with a reeded
edge. A roster of the four known examples of Judd-1538 at the
USPatterns.com website includes an example in the Durham Western
Heritage Museum, from the Byron Reed Collection. Pleasing
olive-brown and tan surfaces host wisps of pale blue toning. PCGS
has certified three submissions of Judd-1538.
Judd-1538, PR64 Brown
Only Three Privately Held
Ex: King Farouk (Sotheby's, 2/1954); J. Hewitt Judd; ANA Auction (Abe Kosoff, 8/1966); Coronet Coin FPL; Lester Merkin (2/1971); Harry W. Bass, Jr. (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1238; several Teletrade sales; ANA Auction (Superior, 8/2002), lot 1798.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AEM, PCGS# 61879)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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