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1877 Half Dollar in Silver
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
Unique, Ex: Garrett, Bebee
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)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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