1838 50C J-76 Restrike PR (PCGS# 11302)

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

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Lot Description
1838 P50C Seated Liberty Half Dollar, Judd-76 Restrike, Pollock-83, R.8, PR58 PCGS. Weight 192.13 grains. The obverse is similar to the adopted design with only slight differences. The reverse, however, is noticeably different, with a spread-winged eagle that holds four arrows and a laurel branch. Struck in silver with a plain edge. The restrikes, such as seen here, show scattered die rust on the reverse and are believed to have been struck in the 1870s. Slight friction is noted over the high points. Each side is unnaturally bright from cleaning, with gray-rose and blue toning. Only two or three examples are believed known of this variant. Population: 1 in 58, 0 finer (11/11). Sacramento Signature (Heritage, 3/2011), lot 4361.
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