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Category: Patterns & Trial Coins (1792-1863)
Mint: Philadelphia
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1839 J-102 50C PF obverse 1839 J-102 50C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Judd-102, Pollock-113, High R.7.

Design. The obverse is struck from a regular 1839-dated Seated Liberty, With Drapery die, but the reverse has the Flying Eagle design also used on Judd-100. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

Commentary. The Judd-100 and Judd-102 coins share the same extensively cracked, rusty reverse and other similarities. that indicate a striking period--or restriking period--in the 1870s, the free-wheeling Mint days under Director Henry R. Linderman.

A single unique example, Judd-102a, of this die pairing with a plain edge was listed in the King Farouk catalog, but it may be a misdescription and is now unconfirmed.

Another interesting numismatic side note, with which we wholeheartedly agree, comes from the Bowers and Merena cataloger of the Bass coin below, who notes that "this pattern variety should be of interest as a peripheral item for the Gobrecht dollar specialist." It is, in effect, a "Gobrecht half dollar" that utilizes one of the many intermediate designs that were produced by several artists on the way to final designs for the Gobrecht silver dollars and the Seated Liberty halves that followed.

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: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/15/2020 1839 50C J-102 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1--1----2
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Total--------------1--11---3
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