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    1877 Morgan Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-1514, Toned PR66

    1877 50C Morgan Half Dollar, Judd-1514, Pollock-1678, Low R.7, PR66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse is similar to the Morgan dollar, but the head of Liberty is surrounded by a beaded circle, with 13 stars and E PLURIBUS UNUM around the edge. The date 1877 is below. On the reverse a so-called "defiant eagle" is perched on a scroll inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST. An olive branch points left, and three arrowheads point right. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. This pattern design dates to February 1877, and is the first of four dies from this year. Only seven examples are known in silver with the same number known in copper. Each side exhibits speckled, multicolor toning over deeply mirrored fields. The devices show thick mint frost and the coin would undoubtedly earn a Cameo designation if it were untoned.
    Ex: George W. Cogan, March 17, 1883; T. Harrison Garrett; Garrett Collection (Stack's, 3/1976), lot 638; Garrett Collection, Part I (11/1979); Morris Evans Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998), lot 2079; Kenneth Goldman; Red Bank Collection (ANR, 12/2003), lot 305; American Numismatic Rarities (3/2006), lot 1368; Santa Clara Elite Auction (Superior, 4/2004), lot 1510; ANA Auction (Stacks Bowers, 8/2011), lot 7528.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ADX, PCGS# 61852)


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    December
    18th Friday
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