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

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

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Lot Description
1859 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-241, Pollock-297, R.4, PR66 NGC. The Longacre Liberty Head design for the half dollar, often called the "French Head of Liberty." The letters in LIBERTY are ribbed, unusual within the pattern series. The reverse has 50 CENTS at the center bounded by a cereal wreath similar to that of the issued 1860 half dime and dime. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. A brilliant and fully struck example. Exceptionally preserved and virtually unobtainable any finer. Census: 5 in 66, 1 finer (3/13).
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