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    1878 Half Eagle in Copper
    Judd-1574, PR66 Red Cameo

    1878 P$5 Half Eagle, Judd-1574, Pollock-1766, High R.6, PR66 Red Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's design shows the head of Liberty wearing a band inscribed LIBERTY incused with E PLURIBUS UNUM around the margin. This portrait is similar in design to the famous four dollar Flowing Hair stella pattern. The reverse displays an alert perched eagle with raised wings. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    USPatterns.com reports at least 18 pieces known, six of which are permanently housed in institutional collections and unavailable to collectors. This is an outstanding copper-orange and pumpkin-gold Premium Gem. The color is seamless, save for a couple of unimportant gray flecks. Careful rotation fails to reveal any hairlines. Captivating eye appeal, a beautiful, iconic design, and magnificent color.
    Ex: Pelican Bay Collection of Pattern Coins / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 3486.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 881937)


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

    View all of [Important Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part III ]

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2021
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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