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1870 Standard Silver Half Dollar in Aluminum
1870 50C Standard Silver Half Dollar, Judd-931, Pollock-1037,
High R.7, PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson.
William Barber's Seated Liberty design, interesting for its
placement of the shield behind her legs. The reverse displays an
agricultural wreath more suitable for a lower denomination, along
with the legends STANDARD and 50 CENTS. An inappropriate pairing of
dies, since UNITED STATES OF AMERICA does not appear on either
side. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. Saul Teichman lists
three or four known examples of Judd-931. Not a speck of color
appears on either side of this brilliant, fully frosted Gem. Deep
Cameo contrast is eye-catching.
Judd-931, PR65 Deep Cameo
Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535396)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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