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    1877 Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1534a, PR65+
    Unique, Ex: Garrett, Bebee

    1877 50C Half Dollar, Judd-1534a, Pollock-1701, R.8, PR65+ PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features a bust of Liberty facing left, wearing a coronet with wheat ears and cotton bolls. The coronet has the word LIBERTY inscribed in raised letters. The motto IN GOD WE TRUST is spelled out above Liberty's head, with stars on either side and the date below. The reverse is centered around an eagle, which supports a shield and clutches an olive branch and three arrows. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM is located on the eagle's stand. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds the eagle, with the denomination HALF DOLLAR below. The date is blundered, with the 8 over an errant 1. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. The Charles Barber design pairs the Judd-1532 obverse and the Judd-1539 reverse, and is available only as Judd-1534 in copper with two known, and Judd-1534a in silver with one known, the present lot. It is a splendid Gem with iridescent peach-gold borders and aquamarine fields. The motifs display cobalt-blue and lilac-red shades. The strike is intricate and there are no detractions.
    Ex: George W. Cogan; T. Harrison Garrett; John Work Garrett; Johns Hopkins University; Garrett Collection, Part 1 (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/1979), lot 390; Aubrey Bebee Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/1987), lot 1503; Jascha Heifetz Collection (Superior, 10/1989), lot 3277; Jascha Heifetz Collection (Superior, 10/1989), lot 3277.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AEJ, PCGS# 61875)


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    December
    18th Friday
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