1870 Patterns by Variety | Patterns by Date

Obverse of Judd 978       Reverse of Judd 978

1870 Pattern Half Dollar

Variety equivalents:
Judd 978 = Pollock 1090

Rarity: Extremely Rare

Metal content: Copper

Edge: Plain

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Significant examples:
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."

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