1859 50C J-241 PR (PCGS# 11978)

The March 2012 Baltimore Auction

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Lot Description
1859 Pattern Half Dollar. Judd-241, Pollock-297. Rarity-4. Silver. Reeded Edge. Proof-62 (NGC). The obverse depicts Longacre's&nbsp;French&nbsp;bust of Liberty facing right with legends and date surrounding. Reverse with an open cereal wreath enclosing 50 CENTS.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Toned with a mix of greenish-gold iridescent hues around the peripheral legends, with the centers silver-steel. Minor hairlines exist along with a couple of trivial scuffs or scratches, as commonly seen in the delicate mirror fields. Fully struck throughout and retaining most of the original eye appeal.
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