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    1882 Shield Earring Half Dollar
    Struck in Silver, Judd-1700, PR62

    1882 50C Shield Earring Half Dollar, Judd-1700, Pollock-1902, Low R.7, PR62 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The Shield Earring half dollar design of George T. Morgan, with a truculent eagle on the reverse, here struck in silver with a reeded edge. Ten or 11 examples are known of this pattern, considered one of the most beautiful "named" patterns of the later 19th century. The Shield Earring patterns struck in quarter, half dollar, and dollar denominations. This piece shows a few light contact marks on each side that determine the grade. Scattered smoke-gray and golden toning on each side complements deep blue at the margins. The proof fields are deeply reflective.

    Even in an auction replete with prizes such as the Simpson Collection auctions, acquisition of a Shield Earring pattern in silver should be considered a special treat for numismatists. Population: 1 in 62, 4 finer (10/20).
    Ex: New York Sale (NERCA, 3/1977), lot 1005; A.J. Amato (NERCA, 7/1978), lot 1189; Frank O. Fredericks Collection, Part III / Orlando FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2004), lot 2263, which brought $19,550.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AKM, PCGS# 62106)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    19th-22nd Thursday-Sunday
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