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    1935 Hudson Half Dollar, PR66
    Uniface Obverse Hub Trial, J-A1935-2
    Only Two Copper-Plated Examples Known

    1935 50c Hudson Half Dollar Hub Trial, Judd-A1935-2, R.8, PR66 NGC. This beautiful piece is an obverse hub trial for the 1935 Hudson, New York Sesquicentennial half dollar. Only three of these obverse hub trials (J-A1935-2) are mentioned in the literature. Two are struck on copper-plated silver planchets, including the example offered here, and a single specimen is struck on an oversized copper planchet. The unique copper counterpart is offered in another lot in this sale.

    According to Don Taxay, both of the copper-plated hub trials were originally in the collection of Steven Nagy, a coin dealer and a protege of Captain John W. Haseltine. The obverse hub trials were acquired at some point by R.E. Cox, a collector known for his fabulous half dollar collection. The three pieces were sold as a single lot in the Stack's 1962 auction of his collection. Sometime afterward (or perhaps at the sale itself), Sol Kaplan acquired at least two of the hub trials, this piece and the unique copper example. Both coins were purchased by Anthony Swiatek at a Shaker Heights, Ohio coin show in 1971.

    This delightful Premium Gem depicts the obverse design of the 1935 Hudson half dollar in mirror image. The devices are sharply rendered and the well-preserved surfaces are a pleasing copper-red on the obverse, with vibrant mint luster and extraordinary eye appeal. The blank reverse shows the unplated silver planchet. This fascinating hub trial seldom appears at public auction and it may be decades before another example becomes available. The discerning collector should bid accordingly.
    From our FUN Signature (1/2015), lot 4509.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 1162417)


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    Auction Dates
    Oct-Nov, 2015
    29th-1st Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
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