Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1877 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1515, PR66 Red and Brown

    1877 50C Morgan Half Dollar, Judd-1515, Pollock-1679, High R.7, PR66 Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is George T. Morgan's famous Liberty head design, similar to the motif adopted for the 1878 Morgan dollar, but the head of Liberty is surrounded by a beaded circle, with 13 stars and E PLURIBUS UNUM around the edge. The date 1877 is below. On the reverse, a militaristic eagle is perched on a scroll inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST. An olive branch points left, and three arrowheads point right. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The design was also struck in silver (Judd-1514). R.W. Julian believes this was the first 1877 pattern half dollar designed by Morgan. has traced only seven examples of this iconic pattern.

    The present coin is a delightful Premium Gem, with sharp definition on all design elements and well-preserved, vividly toned surfaces. Attractive shades of olive-green, lilac, bluish-gray, and golden-brown toning blanket both sides, with reflective fields underneath. Overall visual appeal is terrific.
    Ex: Julian Leidman (1/1975) to Rogers Fred; Rogers M. Fred Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1995), lot 2277; Richard Jewell Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 3/2005), lot 1070.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ADY, PCGS# 71853)

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

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    15th Friday
    Auction Dates
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    82 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 80
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.
    Track Item