1862 Pattern Coins by Variety | Pattern Coins by Date

Obverse of 1862 Pattern Half Dollar - Judd 293       Reverse of 1862 Pattern Half Dollar - Judd 293


1862 PATTERN HALF DOLLAR

Variety equivalents:
Judd 293 = Pollock 351 

Rarity: Very Scarce

Metal content: Silver

Edge: 

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions

Recent sales:
PCGS Proof-62 (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1164, where it was described (in part) as follows: "This coin is a bit of an anachronism, as it bears the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” on the reverse (a motto that did not appear on any U.S. coins until 1864). Thus, it is highly likely that this coin was struck after 1865! Both sides have some light toning and a small area of milky hazing appears on the right side of the obverse. Some light surface hairlines keep this otherwise attractive coin out of the Choice class."

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