Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 25

Lot 2366

1872 Pattern Half Eagle. Copper, reeded edge. PCGS graded Proof 65 Brown. Rich, deep-brown colorations, with all of the original mint red converted to brown. However, the surfaces remain glossy and completely smooth, virtually problem-free (the only mark worth noting is a small one on the bust near the tip). Needle sharp strike. This design is also known in gold (unique) and in aluminum (extremely rare). This type is referred to as the "Amazonian" design; however, that is a mis-nomer. William Barber's "Amazonian" design appeared only on the obverses of the 1872 Quarter Dollar, Half Dollar, and Silver Dollar Patterns, but because the $2-1/2, $5, $10, and $20 patterns share an identical reverse design, they have become "guilty by association." Regardless of what you call it, this remains an extremely important and desirable Pattern coin.

This is the only Judd 1241 graded by PCGS -- in any format! (PCGS # 61513) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.

Realized $16,100

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