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1838 PATTERN HALF DOLLAR - 
JUDD 72

Rarity: Rare

Notes:
The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1839 Judd 101.

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Recent appearances:
"Gem Proof".  Ex - E. Parker, date unknown, sold for $55 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "John Jay Pittman Collection - Part One", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 771, illustrated, "Silver, Reeded Edge...192.4 grains..."medal turn"...struck on a planchet that was standard weight from late 1853 on...undoubtedly minted in the heyday of restriking at the Mint, 1858-1861, under James Ross Snowden.  Perhaps 40-50 examples of this pattern are known."

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