Gem Proof 1885 Judd-1754 Aluminum Half Eagle1885 $5 Liberty Head Half Eagle, Judd-1754, Pollock-1967, R.8, PR65 PCGS. The regular issue design for the With Motto Liberty half eagle. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. This piece is a gorgeous Gem with hazy toning over reflective bluish-gray surfaces. All of the design elements on each side are sharply detailed. Just two examples of this pattern are known:
Proof. King Farouk (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 2014.
PR65 PCGS. The piece offered here.
Ex: Bowers and Merena (10/1987), lot 2258; Auction '88 (Superior, 7/1988), lot 193.
From The Jones Beach Collection. (NGC ID# 2ALY, PCGS# 62197)
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