1838 50C J-74 Restrike, BN (Proof)

Series: Patterns - PR

PCGS PR66BN

PCGS PR66BN

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PCGS #:
11291
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66BN PCGS grade

George Woodside Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 4/1892:21 - Virgil Brand Collection - Mrs. R. Henry Norweb Collection - New Netherlands 9/1953 - Macy's 6/1954:1049, $52 - Heritage 7/2008, not sold - Simpson Collection

#1 PR66BN PCGS grade

George Woodside Collection - New York Coin & Stamp 4/1892:21 - Virgil Brand Collection - Mrs. R. Henry Norweb Collection - New Netherlands 9/1953 - Macy's 6/1954:1049, $52 - Heritage 7/2008, not sold - Simpson Collection

Ron Guth:

Judd-74 is a restrike of an 1838 Half Dollar pattern. The severe cracking and the advanced die rusting on the reverse indicates that this was one of the last uses of the dies, suggesting that this coin was struck perhaps as late as the 1870s. Only one example is known in this pure copper composition.

The reverse die for this coin was a workhorse, as it appeared on the following pattern coins:

1838 J-73 Original 1838 J-73 Restrike 1838 J-74 1838 J-79 1838 J-79a 1839 J-91 1839 J-92 1839 J-100 1839 J-102