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1877 Morgan Half Dollar Pattern in Copper
1877 50C Morgan Half Dollar, Judd-1519, Pollock-1683, High R.7,
PR66+ Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Weight: 170.0 grains. Diameter:
30.5 mm. The obverse shows Liberty (virtually identical to the
Morgan dollar), facing left surrounded by a beaded circle. E
PLURIBUS UNUM is above, the date 1877 is below. The reverse depicts
an eagle perched atop an olive branch and a bundle of arrows and
superimposed over a shield. The shield is centered in a laurel
wreath with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST on a pleated scroll above.
The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is at the upper periphery, and
the denomination HALF DOLLAR is at the bottom periphery. Struck in
copper with a reeded edge. The design was also struck in silver
Judd-1519, PR66+ Brown
Just Three Examples Traced
Just three examples of this pattern variety are currently known. Saul Teichman comments about a purported fourth silver-plated example: "The Garrett coin, originally believed to be a silver J1518, then described and sold as a silverplated J1519 due to its light weight, was recently tested and did turn out in fact to be silver."
Multicolored iridescence peers through the crimson-copper and cobalt toning that dominates this coin's outward appearance. The design elements are sharply detailed throughout. A lovely, pristine Premium Gem that should be of obvious importance to pattern specialists and Morgan dollar collectors alike. Population: 1 in 66 Brown, 0 finer (4/20).
Ex: Morris Evans; Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998), lot 2083; Kagin's; Teletrade (4/10/1999); Teletrade (8/2/1999); ANA National Money Show (Superior, 3/2000), lot 674; FUN Signature (Heritage,1/2001), lot 8555; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 1537; Simpson Collection.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AE3, PCGS# 61857)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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