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    1859 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-246, Pollock-302, PR64+ Red and Brown
    Rarely Seen 'Perfect Ribbon' Copper Striking

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-246, Pollock-302, Low R.7, PR64+ Red and Brown PCGS. CAC.
    Ex: Simpson. This curiosity has UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on each side. On the obverse, Liberty faces right and wears a wreath of oak and vine leaves on her head. A ribbon inscribed LIBERTY curls around where her shoulder would normally reside. This reverse has a large 'sandwich board' eagle holding a ribbon in its beak. The arrows within the right (facing) claw have unusually long shafts. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Examples were struck in both copper and silver. This is the much-scarcer "perfect ribbon" reverse with no break in the ribbon in the eagle's beak. The surfaces retain significant, glowing coppery luster around the devices with mellowed interiors. An overlooked rarity for the pattern specialist.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CT, PCGS# 11991)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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