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    1859 Paquet-Designed Half Dollar in Silver
    Judd-251, PR61

    1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-251, Pollock-290, High R.7, PR61 PCGS.
    Ex: Simpson. Both sides were designed by Anthony Paquet. The obverse shows a stiff figure of Liberty with right hand resting on a fasces, left hand on a shield. The reverse has 50 CENTS in the center and is surrounded by a Neoclassical wreath adapted to New World use, consisting of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat, and oak leaves. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Each side shows gray-rose patina with deeper sea-green around the rim on the obverse. Several spots are scattered across each side, including a thumbprint in the middle of the reverse, and there is a diagonal strike-through across the head of Liberty.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29CY, PCGS# 12006)


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

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    July
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