1859 50C J-238, BN PR (PCGS# 11968)

The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction

  • Auctioneer:
    Stack's/Bowers
  • Lot Number:
    9012
  • Grade:
    PR64
  • Price:
    $1,870.00
Lot Description
1859 Pattern Half Dollar. Judd-238, Pollock-294. Rarity-5. Proof-64 BN (PCGS). Copper. Reeded edge. James B. Longacre's French Liberty Head, right, date below, legends around. The reverse features the "Wreath of Cereals", with the denomination spelled out at center, HALF / DOLLAR. Lovely mahogany brown with distinctive gold toning in the reflective fields. Sharp, satiny devices are glossy and lustrous. A couple of old spots are noted on the reverse for accuracy, while the obverse is quite visually appealing.
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