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1859 Half Dollar in Copper
1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-240, Pollock-296, R.5, PR66 Brown
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. On the obverse Liberty faces right with
laurel and vine in her hair. A ribbon below the bust is inscribed
LIBERTY, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around, and the date below.
The reverse has an agricultural wreath around the denomination 1/2
DOLLAR. The wreath contains various products of the nation's
farmers, including corn, wheat, cotton, tobacco, and sugar cane.
Struck in copper with a reeded edge. This is one of the more
frequently encountered early patterns with some 30 individual
pieces believed to exist. This is a magnificent example of this
popular, early pattern. Each side displays lovely blue toning with
strong underlying reflectivity in the fields. Two spots are seen on
Judd-240, PR66 Brown
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 6UBM, PCGS# 11974)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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