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    1882 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1701, PR62 Red
    Morgan's Shield Earring Design
    Sole Certified Red Example

    1882 50C Shield Earring Half Dollar, Judd-1701, Pollock-1903, R.7, PR62 Red PCGS. Ex: Simpson. 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 celebrated pattern designs, and is eagerly pursued by pattern collectors. The design was also issued in silver, as Judd-1700. pedigrees 11 specimens of Judd-1700 and seven examples of Judd-1701. The present lot is the sole Judd-1701 pattern certified as Red by PCGS (11/20). NGC also shows a solitary Red example, but that is the same coin, since broken out of its NGC holder from its appearance in our May 2009 Signature. This is a splendid orange-gold representative with blushes of cherry-red in protected regions. The strike is good though shy of complete. Unobtrusive field hairlines limit the grade.
    Ex: King Farouk; Palace Collection (Sotheby's, 3/1954), group lot 2008; Hans M.F. Schulman; M.H. Bolender; Frank M. Stirling Collection / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2009), lot 1446.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AKN, PCGS# 82107)

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

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