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Lot 1823

1870 Pattern Half Dollar. Silver, reeded edge. Judd-957. Pollock-1108, Rarity-6. PCGS graded Proof 64. Deep lilac and rose gray toning evenly distributed on both sides, with a warm glow on the central devices. We note some hairlines in the fields, and these account for the grade assigned, as we see no significant contact marks elsewhere. As usual, the strike is not quite full on the deeply engraved obverse, and minor weakness can be seen on a few curls and IBER of LIBERTY, although the letters are present, they are not as bold as the others on the headband. PCGS has graded 7 this high, and importantly none have been graded higher by that service! This one has been tucked away for a very long time, and it hasn't been auctioned in over 55 years (PCGS # 61203) .
Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,600.
From the Benson collection and purchased from an auction circa 1944-46 lot 1102.

Realized $2,185

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