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    1859 Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-240, PR66 Brown

    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 the reverse.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 6UBM, PCGS# 11974)


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    July
    22nd Thursday
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