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    1878 Half Eagle in Gilt Copper
    Judd-1574, PR63
    William Barber Design

    1878 $5 Half Eagle, Judd-1574, Pollock-1766, High R.6, Gilt, PR63 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The William Barber Flowing Hair motif graces the obverse. Liberty faces left, wearing a headband eponymously inscribed. E PLURIBUS UNUM is above, the date 1878 below. The reverse offers an eagle with lowered wings in the center, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and E PLURIBUS UNUM around. The arrows are long and slender, their tips extending behind and past the eagle's wing. The olive branch has six leaves. Struck in a larger diameter than regular half eagle issues, in gilt copper with a reeded edge. This example is nicely struck, and is smooth save for a subtle flan flaw on the field near Liberty's mouth. A tiny reverse rim nick at 1:30 provides an identifier. Population: 2 in 63, 0 finer (9/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535363)


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