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    1879 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1600, PR67+ Red and Brown
    Morgan Liberty Head, Finest Certified

    1879 50C Morgan Half Dollar, Judd-1600, Pollock-1795, Low R.7, PR67+ Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The portrait is the same as on the standard Morgan dollar, except larger. 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. The pattern is also known in silver (Judd-1599). Judd-1600 usually has a soft strike on the central obverse, but the present coin shows only minor incompleteness. Colorfully toned in cherry-red, orange-gold, ice-blue, and lavender. No contact or carbon is visible. As of (10/20), PCGS certified seven examples of Judd-1600; two as Brown, four as Red and Brown, and one as Red. Among those pieces, the present lot has the single finest numerical grade, with a PR66 Red specimen in second place. NGC has certified four pieces in all grades and colors, none finer than PR66 (10/20).
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 71978)


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    January, 2021
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
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