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    Impressive 1882 Shield Earring Half Dollar
    Struck in Copper, Judd-1701, PR62 Red

    1882 50C Shield Earring Half Dollar, Judd-1701, Pollock-1903, R.7, PR62 Red NGC. George Morgan's popular design features Liberty wearing a broad band holding her hair tightly to her head. The eponymous Shield Earring is seen dangling from Liberty's ear in the center obverse. The reverse shows a defiant eagle with raised wings. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. This is one of Morgan's most popular pattern designs and is one highly sought after by pattern collectors. The Shield Earring is one of the most popular designs in U.S. patterns, along with other notables such as the "Washlady" and "Amazonian" designs. The surfaces are bright red with occasional violet highlights, and light hairlines are present in the fields.
    Ex: Hans M.F. Schulman; M.H. Bolender, purchased 10/1955. Envelopes included.
    From The Frank M. Stirling Collection.
    (NGC ID# 52AG, PCGS# 82107)


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