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Category: Patterns & Trial Coins (1792-1863)
Mint: Philadelphia
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1838 J-77 50C PF obverse 1838 J-77 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Judd-77, Pollock-85, High R.7.

Design. Obverse: Liberty seated on a rock with shield and pole. A scroll draped across the shield has the inscription LIBERTY in incuse letters. Thirteen stars around and the date below. Reverse: Eagle with wings spread holding an olive branch and four arrows. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around and the denomination HALF DOLLAR below. Struck in copper with a plain edge.

Commentary. All examples seen of this extremely rare pattern show indications of extensive die rust. Judd-77 is a restrike issue produced for sale to collectors in the 1870s. An early auction appearance was in the Parmelee Collection (New York Coin & Stamp, 6/1890), lot 34. The preceding lot in that sale offered a specimen of Judd-76, from the same dies struck in silver. The issue was unlisted in Adams-Woodin and was not displayed in the 1914 ANS Exhibition. USPatterns.com states that four pieces are known to collectors today.

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


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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2
Low Grade: 65
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/24/2020 1838 50C J-77 PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------11---2
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1838 50C J-77 PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
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