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    Extremely Rare 1877 Morgan Half Dollar
    Judd-1504, Pollock-1658, PR67

    1877 50C Morgan Half Dollar, Judd-1504, Pollock-1658, High R.7, PR67 NGC.
    The obverse features Morgan's head of Liberty facing left, wearing a cap with ears of wheat and cotton bolls. Two groups of stars surround the bust, seven to the left and six to the right. E PLURIBUS UNUM is inscribed above the head and the date is below. The reverse has an eagle displayed on a shield with three arrows in its left claw and an olive branch in its right claw. A round band frames and passes beneath a shield, lettered IN GOD WE TRUST. Around the shield and band is a laurel wreath, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA along the outer border, and HALF DOLLAR below. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

    Pollock describes two different obverse dies, distinguished by the relationship between the leaves and RI. This pattern variety, Pollock-1658, has the leaves and letters separated. The other variety, Pollock-1666, has the leaves and letters, especially R, touching.

    According to Saul Teichman at, there are only four examples of the Pollock-1658 variant known, and just two of the Pollock-1666 version. Extended provenances are available at that website. The Queller specimen is the finest of all six examples of Judd-1504:
    --Pollock-1658. Queller Specimen. PR67 NGC.
    --Pollock-1658. Stack's (10/2000). PR66 NGC.
    --Pollock-1658. Bass Specimen. PR64 PCGS.
    --Pollock-1658. Farouk Specimen. PR63 NGC.
    --Pollock-1666. Garrett Specimen. Proof.
    --Pollock-1666. Saul Teichman Collection. VF.

    Physical Description.
    An impressive Superb Gem, this pattern has fully and deeply mirrored fields around lustrous devices, and perhaps deserves a Cameo designation. Both sides have gorgeous gold, pale blue, and iridescent toning.

    Ex: Stack's private treaty.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26X2, PCGS# 61839)

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    January, 2009
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