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    1877 Paquet Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1540, PR64+ Cameo
    Ex: 'Col.' Green

    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.
    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)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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