From the NGC Archives: 1862 Proof Silver Pattern Half Dollar J-293, P-351
Posted on 7/12/2011
The plan originated as early as 1861, however, and patterns bearing various prototype mottoes were coined.
This half-dollar dated 1862 carries the motto GOD OUR TRUST. Pedigreed to the famed Eliasberg Collection, this near gem was described by catalogers Bowers & Merena as having pleasing, warm gold toning, with wisps of blue on the obverse. Superbly struck, with bright and reflective surfaces, it is a most attractive pattern coin.
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