Coin Specifications

Category: Patterns & Trial Coins (1792-1863)
Mint: Philadelphia
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1839 J-98 50C PF obverse 1839 J-98 50C PF reverse
Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society
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Description & Analysis

Judd-98, Pollock-108, High R.7.

Design. The Backward Head design. The obverse is similar to the regular-issue 1839 gold eagles, with a rounded tip on the forward edge of the bust truncation and a pointed tip on the rear edge--but the entire head faces backward, right rather than left. Thirteen stars ring the rim, with date 1839 below. The reverse is from the regular-issue Seated Liberty die, Large Letters, of 1842-1853. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

Commentary. Saul Teichman notes on USPatterns.com that he believes these are restrikes produced in the 1870s, and throws down the gauntlet challenging collectors to try to match the reverse die to a regular-issue proof.

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: 66
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/24/2020 1839 50C J-98 PF BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------------1---1
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Total------------------1---1
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1839 50C J-98 PF RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
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