1858 P50C Half Dollar PCGS PR65

$26,500.00 USD

Ex: Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection. The regular issue obverse is paired with Anthony Paquet's reverse with an eagle, wings spread, its head turned toward the right (viewer's left) wing, the statutory legend, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, around, and the denomination, HALF DOLLAR, below. The eagle is clutching an olive branch and three long arrows, a ribbon in its mouth inscribed E PLURIBUS UNUM. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. This is one of four confirmed example of Judd-222, but only 3 in private hands. Indeed, it is the finest of the group, followed by a PR63 PCGS, a PR61 PCGS (ex: Simpson), and the impounded Byron Reed example, which carries an ICG grade of PR64, according to USPatterns.com. A blanket of golden-orange patina covers the silvery surface of this partly contrasted Gem. The fields are clean and semireflective, while the devices are strong and frosty. Population: 1 in 65, 0 finer (11/22). Ex: J. Hewitt Judd; Abe Kosoff (8/3/1971). From The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Core Collection, Part II. Very Rare