Coin Specifications

Category: Patterns & Trial Coins (1792-1863)
Catalog: KM-Pn65
Composition: Silver
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1838 J-72 50C PF obverse 1838 J-72 50C PF reverse

Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Judd-72, Pollock-75, R.5.

The obverse depicts a draped bust of Liberty facing left. Liberty wears a diadem and a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY. The date is below. On the reverse, an eagle with outstretched wings holds four arrows in its right (facing) claw and an olive branch in its left (facing). The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the denomination HALF DOLLAR are around the periphery. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Virtually all known examples feature a medallic alignment.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
8/2/1997 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 7228 $4,600.00
9/19/2005 NGC PF 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 2284 $6,670.00
1/3/2006 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 3700 $21,850.00
7/31/2009 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 2241 $3,737.50
4/27/2011 NGC PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6220 $4,025.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4491 $12,925.00

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