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    1877 Paquet Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1541, PR65 Red Cameo
    Only Seven Known Specimens

    1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1541, Pollock-1712, Low R.7, PR65 Red Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Liberty faces left with her hair tied in a bun at the base of the head, a headband inscribed LIBERTY and ornamented with a star. The date is below the bust and 13 stars are evenly spaced along the border. The reverse has a fanciful eagle with a square shield, olive branch, and three arrows in the claws. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds the border with the denomination HALF DOL. below. Anthony Paquet's entry in the series of rare half dollar patterns for that year. Struck in copper with a reeded edge and close to medallic alignment. In its 1991 auction appearance, this orange-red Gem was cataloged as "the highest graded Judd-1541 by a wide distance and because of its spectacular state of preservation, it is clearly the Finest Known." The strike is sharp, the surfaces are unabraded, and the grade is limited only by a few obverse carbon specks. As of (7/21), one example each is graded as PR65 Brown PCGS; PR66 Brown NGC; PR65 Red and Brown PCGS; PR65 Red PCGS, PR65 Red Cameo NGC; and PR65 Red Cameo PCGS.
    Ex: Chicago Sale (Superior, 8/1991), lot 934; Teletrade, 3/1993; Richard C. Jewell Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 3/2005), lot 1071.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 535093, Base PCGS# 81883)


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