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    1862 With Motto Half in Silver
    Judd-295, PR64+

    1862 50C Half Dollar, Judd-295, Pollock-353, R.5, PR64+ PCGS. CAC.
    Ex: Simpson. The obverse is the regular-issue Seated Liberty half dollar, while the reverse, left over from 1861 pattern strikes, has GOD OUR TRUST in the field above the eagle's head. The motto is set directly into the field with no scroll. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. According to, about two dozen of these pieces are known. W. Elliot Woodward stated in his May 1863 catalog that 25 sets were struck. Lightly toned and noticeably contrasted on each side. An L-shaped lint mark is located in the field between Liberty's head and cap. A prominent die crack traverses the reverse from the left corner of the shield to the rim above. The reverse fields are noticeably striated.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29E6, PCGS# 60445)

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

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