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.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 534955)


    View Certification Details from PCGS

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 204

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

    Sold on Jun 17, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item
    Coming soon:

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Photography
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Space
    Opens about 10/25/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/26/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 10/27/2021

    Sports Collectibles
    Opens about 10/28/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 10/29/2021

    Movie Posters
    Opens about 10/29/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 10/24/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 10/22/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/10/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/01/2021

    Ethnographic Art
    Opens about 11/11/2021

    Fine & Rare Wine
    Opens about 11/12/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/12/2021

    Historical
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    Luxury Accessories
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Entertainment
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/07/2021

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 11/05/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Nature & Science
    Opens about 11/17/2021

    Photography
    Opens about 11/17/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/08/2021

    Rare Books
    Opens about 11/19/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/18/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 11/11/2021

    Comics & Comic Art
    Opens about 11/22/2021

    Jewelry & Timepieces
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/16/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 11/22/2021

    Arms & Armor
    Opens about 11/23/2021

    Decorative Art
    Opens about 11/23/2021

    Fine Art
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/15/2021

    US Coins
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    Currency
    Opens about 11/18/2021

    Sports Collectibles
    Opens about 11/24/2021

    World & Ancient Coins
    Opens about 11/21/2021

    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 12 days left to consign to the 2021 December 16 - 19 US Coins Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    To get the most amount of money for your coins, you must go to an auction company such as Heritage. It really impressed me.
    P.A.,
    Benicia, CA
    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