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    1878 Phyrgian Half Eagle in Copper
    Judd-1578, PR64 Red and Brown

    1878 $5 Half Eagle, Judd-1578, Pollock-1771, Low R.7, PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The so-called Phrygian Head or Liberty Head obverse, attributed to George T. Morgan. Liberty wears a Phrygian cap, facing left, with LIBERTY incused on the band. E PLURIBUS is to the left, UNUM to the right, with date 1878 below. On the reverse an eagle is somewhat similar to the Morgan dollar reverse "except not as delicate" (Judd). IN GOD WE TRUST is in Gothic script over the eagle, with FIVE DOL. at the rim below. Struck on a regular-diameter planchet, in copper with a reeded edge. About a dozen of these Phyrgian Head half eagles are known in copper, several of which have been gilted. This near-Gem survives in its natural state with glossy brown surfaces, and copper and violet accents.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AG3, PCGS# 71942)


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