Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1885 Half Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1746, PR64+ Cameo
    Two Known, One in Private Hands

    1885 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1746, Pollock-1958, R.8, PR64+ Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The regular dies for the 1885 Seated half dollar. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. Only two Judd-1746 pieces are known, one of which is permanently impounded in the Smithsonian Institution. This is the only example in private hands, and it can be traced all the way back to Thomas Elder's 1908 sale of the Peter Gschwend Collection, where it was plated. The image clearly matches this piece. A few grayish-gold spots are speckled across otherwise brilliant surfaces. Contrast between the fields and devices is pronounced. The Judd plate coin.
    Ex: Peter Gschwend (Thomas Elder, 6/1908), lot Z in the second addendum; Virgil Brand (Journal #44170); Armin Brand; unknown intermediaries, Harry X Boosel Collection (RARCOA, 4/1972), lot 1190; FUN Sale (RARCOA, 1/1973), lot 688; Public Auction Sale (Stack's, 1/1987) lot 535; October 7-9, 1990 Sale (Superior Galleries, 10/1990), lot 1887; Robert W. Miller, Sr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1992), lot 1085; Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 1/1997), lot 466; William H. LaBelle, Sr. Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 7/2005), lot 68.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 534955)


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

    View Certification Details from PCGS

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2021
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 227

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Jan 20, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 35 days left to consign to the 2021 December 16 - 19 US Coins Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The outcome of the auction far exceeded my best hopes and would not likely have been as successful with out your sound advice on where to present the coin and how best to set the reserve. Throughout the process your availability , support and knowledge were exceptional.
    Mike K.,
    Mahpopac, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search