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1839 PATTERN HALF DOLLAR - 
JUDD 101

Rarity: 2-3 known

Notes:
The reverse die of this variety was also used on 1838 Judd 72.

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Known examples:
"Gem Proof".  Ex - Numismatic Gallery's "Adolphe Menjou" Collection, June 15-16, 1950, Lot 987, not illustrated, mis-described and offered as an Uncirculated regular issue with no mention of the plain edge and the unusual reverse, withdrawn and sold privately to John Jay Pittman on January 23, 1951 for $50.00 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "John Jay Pittman Collection - Part One", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 772, illustrated, "Silver, Plain Edge...192.2 grains...On the reverse, there is considerable evidence of die rust in the legend and around the eagle's wings...heavy die scratches around the obverse stars and near the border on the reverse...die rust in the right obverse field of a much finer grain than the afore-mentioned rust on the reverse..."medal turn"...weight conforms to the standard established in 1853."

Woodside, 1892, Lot 35 - Gable, 1914, Lot 1520, sold for $90.00 - Waldo Newcomer.  193.2 grains, per Judd.

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Research Foundation.  191.7 grains, per Pollock.

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