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    1877 Morgan Half Dollar in Silver, PR63
    Judd-1518, Unique in Silver

    1877 50C Morgan Head Half Dollar, Judd-1518, Unique, PR63 NGC. The portrait of Liberty is virtually identical to the Morgan dollar, but lesser in scale and surrounded by a beaded circle. Similar to the issued Morgan Dollar, E PLURIBUS UNUM, stars, and the date fill the border. The reverse depicts an eagle with lowered wings perched atop an olive branch and an arrows bundle, superimposed over a shield. The shield is nestled within a laurel wreath, and IN GOD WE TRUST appears on a pleated scroll above. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and HALF DOLLAR complete statutory legends. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The piece was previously believed to be silver-plated, but it was metallurgically tested and found to be 91.8% silver, 8.1% copper, with a specific gravity of 10.24. Muted golden-brown, aqua, and slate-gray surfaces are smooth except for a few faint obverse hairlines. The pedigree of this unique piece is somewhat confused as it has been thought to be silver-plated at times and has been variously listed as Judd-1519. The following is the expanded pedigree on
    Sold to T. Harrison Garrett from George Cogan, 3/17/1883; Garrett II (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1980), lot 1040; Stetson University Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/1993), lot 2417; Rindge and Harlan Collections (Bowers and Merena, 12/2003), lot 3385; M. Hagen; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2006), lot 2495.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AE4, PCGS# 61856)

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    16th-19th Thursday-Sunday
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