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    Fiery 1879 Morgan Half Dollar
    Judd-1600, PR63 Red Cameo

    1879 50C Morgan Half Dollar, Judd-1600, Pollock-1795, Low R.7, PR63 Red Cameo NGC.
    Design.
    The obverse is reminiscent of the standard Morgan dollar, but the border arrangement of stars and E PLURIBUS UNUM differs. The reverse features a large perched eagle with unfurled wings. The eagle clutches three large arrows and an olive branch. IN GOD WE TRUST is widely spread around the eagle. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    Commentary.
    This pattern is either Low R.7 or High R.6, with about 12 to 15 pieces existing today. Pollock called it R.7, Bowers states Low R.7 in the ninth edition of the Judd reference, and USPatterns.com states R.6. NGC has certified four examples of this pattern variety, but to date the present piece is the only one with a Cameo designation. PCGS has also certified four submissions, none with a Cameo designation.

    Physical Description.
    Both sides have bright orange mint luster with a tiny splash of blue toning at 11 o'clock on the reverse. A few dark spots and faint hairlines limit the grade. The central design elements are weak as usual.

    Provenance.
    Stack's (10/2005), lot 1384.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AGR, PCGS# 81978)


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    January, 2009
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