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1877 Half Dollar in Silver
1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1516, Pollock-1680, R.7, PR67
PCGS. Ex: Newman-Simpson. The obverse features George T.
Morgan's head of Liberty facing left inside a beaded circle.
Thirteen stars are arranged in two arcs outside, six left and seven
right. E PLURIBUS UNUM is above and the date below. The central
figure on the reverse is an eagle with spread wings inside a beaded
circle. The eagle's wing feathers are larger than on other pattern
varieties. The eagle is standing on a scroll inscribed IN GOD WE
TRUST, with an olive branch and three arrows behind; unusually, the
topmost and lowest arrowheads have a zigzag shape. UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA is above and HALF DOLLAR is below. Struck in silver with a
reeded edge. This is a colorful Superb Gem with a pristine
appearance and lovely ocean-blue, orange-red, and pumpkin-gold
toning. The strike shows minor incompleteness at the centers.
USPatterns.com traces only six specimens of Judd-1516.
Bust From Morgan Dollar
Single Finest at PCGS
Ex: Eric P. Newman Collection, Part I (Heritage, 4/2013), lot 4012.
Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26X4, PCGS# 61854)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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