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    Marvelous 1877 Morgan Half Dollar Pattern
    Struck in Silver, Judd-1516, PR65 Cameo
    A Rare, Fully Struck Example

    1877 50C Morgan Half Dollar, Judd-1516, Pollock-1680, High R.7, PR65 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features George T. Morgan's head of Liberty facing left inside a beaded circle. Thirteen stars are arranged in two arcs outside, six left and seven right. E PLURIBUS UNUM is above and the date below. The central figure on the reverse is an eagle with spread wings inside a beaded circle. The eagle's wing feathers are larger than on other varieties. The eagle is standing on a scroll inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST, with an olive branch and three arrows behind; unusually, the topmost and lowest arrowheads have a zigzag shape. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is above and HALF DOLLAR is below. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.
    The extensive series of pattern half dollars of 1877 is a collector's delight today. The Morgan half dollar is a special favorite, eagerly pursued by fans of the series. But nice silver examples such as this piece are considerably more elusive than the copper specimens. The Queller Collection, Part Two lacked an example in silver. The present coin is tied for numerically finest certified at PCGS with one other piece, a Deep Cameo. This silver-white Gem boasts considerably reflectivity and clean, pristine surfaces that border on Deep Cameo. There is a hint of gold near the rims, absolutely no distractions, a full strike, and tremendous eye appeal. Most of the known examples show a weak strike. We believe this coin to be one of perhaps five that exist.
    From The Bob Simpson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26X4, PCGS# 61854)


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

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    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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