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    1877 Half Dollar, Struck in Copper
    Judd-1538, PR65 Brown
    Only Three Privately Held

    1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1538, Pollock-1706, High R.7, PR65 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 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.
    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)

    View all of [Important Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part IV ]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    23rd-25th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 19
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