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    1877 Morgan Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1506, Pollock-1668, PR63
    Only Two Known of This Pollock Variant

    1877 50C Morgan Half Dollar, Judd-1506, Pollock-1668, High R.7, PR63 PCGS. Essentially a miniature of Morgan's famous dollar design, dated 1877. The reverse has an eagle on top of a shield, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to the left, above, and right of the shield. This entire design is enclosed within a wreath with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around and HALF DOLLAR below. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.
    There are currently just five examples of Judd-1506 known, and these exist from two different obverse dies. Andrew Pollock assigned two different numbers to these dies. Pollock-1660 has a short leaf below the I of PLURIBUS, with three examples known. Pollock-1668 has a long leaf at this location, touching the base of that letter, with just two known pieces. This example, from the Harry Bass Collection, is the Pollock plate coin for his number 1668. It is nicely detailed with fully mirrored fields and a trace of hazy toning along the borders. The devices are lustrous with a resultant light cameo contrast, perhaps sufficient for a Cameo designation from PCGS. Both sides exhibit light hairlines that limit the grade. This is an incredible piece, a coin that will be a prized possession by its new owner.
    Ex: Ira S. Reed (1941); Monroe Collection; Armand Champa (Bowers and Ruddy, 5/1972), lot 1060; Harry W. Bass, Jr. (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1217; Superior FPL (7/1999); Superior (9/1999); 2002 ANA Sale; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 1535. (NGC ID# 26X3, PCGS# 61841)


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

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