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1877 Paquet Half Dollar in Silver
1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1540, Pollock-1711, High R.7, PR64+
Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The central figure on the obverse is a
rather small bust of Liberty facing left, surrounded by an arc of
13 stars, the date 1877 below. Liberty hair is tied in a bun with a
ribbon inscribed LIBERTY in incuse lettering. The reverse features
a stylized eagle with shield, clutching an olive sprig and three
arrows. The eagle holds a scroll inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM in its
beak. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA arcs around the
periphery, with the denomination HALF DOL. below. Struck in silver
with a reeded edge. A pronounced die crack extends into the stars
on each side of the date on the obverse, a rather curious
occurrence on a pattern which saw such limited production. Only
five pieces are known from these dies, although Harry W. Bass, Jr.
once owned an apparently unique example with a slightly different
date placement. A needle-sharp Gem with lovely apricot-gold color
that is seemingly pristine aside from a solitary slide mark on the
cheek. A small mint-made planchet flaw near star 3 aids pedigree
identification. This piece is traced to the "Colonel" Green Estate,
from which it was acquired in 1946 by B.G. Johnson.
Judd-1540, PR64+ Cameo
Ex: 'Col.' Green
Ex: "Col." Green; B.G. Johnson (4/12/1946); Gaston DiBello Collection (Stack's, 5/1970), lot 396; Johnson (Hughes, 1/1979); Morris Evans Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998), lot 2093; Baltimore Elite Sale (Superior, 7/2003), lot 469; Pittsburgh Signature (Heritage, 8/2004), lot 8010.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535092)
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