Coin Specifications

Category: Patterns & Trial Coins
Catalog: KM-Pn73
Composition: Silver
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1838 J-79a 50C PF obverse 1838 J-79a 50C PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Judd-79A, Pollock-86, Low R.7.

Design. Medallic orientation. The obverse has the Seated Liberty design, close to that adopted for circulation strikes. This is Judd's "straight date," which has LIBERTY incused on the shield. The reverse shows Gobrecht's Flying Eagle design, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on the upper rim and HALF DOLLAR at the lower margin. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

Commentary. According to USPatterns.com there are no restrikes of this issue, only originals, which were struck in 1838: "No light weight restrikes have ever been confirmed." About a dozen pieces are known.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/3/2007 PCGS Proof 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 1206 $25,300.00
1/7/2009 NGC Proof 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 1518 $24,150.00
4/28/2009 NGC Proof 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2801 $19,550.00
5/30/2012 PCGS Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 4655 $19,550.00
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4274 $25,850.00


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