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    1877 Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1528, PR65 Cameo
    William Barber's Helmeted Head
    Only Four Known

    1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1528, Pollock-1696, High R.7, PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. A William Barber design with a helmeted head of Liberty on the obverse and a sandwich-board eagle on the reverse. The obverse also has displays 13 stars, seven left and six right, separated by IN GOD WE TRUST. The helmet includes an eagle, a plume, and a coronet inscribed LIBERTY. The reverse completes the statutory legends across the periphery. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. This undisturbed Gem exhibits attractive peripheral golden-brown and navy-blue toning. The overall strike is good despite blending near Liberty's ear and opposite on the wing left of the shield. Per USPatterns.com, there are only four examples of Judd-1528. Its copper counterpart, Judd-1529, is unique. An important opportunity to acquire this very rare design.
    Ex: Armand Champa Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 5/1972), lot 1074; William R. Sieck Collection (7-8/1981), lot 240; Morris Evans Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998), lot 2088; Elite Coin Auction (Superior, 7/2003), lot 466; New York Signature (Heritage, 11/2003), lot 11211.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AEC, PCGS# 61868)


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    December
    18th Friday
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    January
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