1870 Pattern Half Dollar
Judd 978 = Pollock 1090
Rarity: Extremely Rare
Metal content: Copper
Images courtesy of Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.
1. NGC Proof-66 Red and Brown (illustrated
above). Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins &
Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3,
2000, Lot 594, where it was described (in part) as follows: "One
of the famous Standard Silver issues struck in copper. The surfaces
are pristine, without any signs of contact or abuse, the color
ranges from reddish mahogany to iridescent blue shades. This is the
only example of this pattern graded by NGC, and quite possibly only
a few are known."