1879 50C J-1601 (Proof)

Series: Patterns - PR

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR65

PCGS PR65

PCGS #:
61979
Designer:
N/A
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Diameter:
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Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Pelican Bay Pattern Coin Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3495, $38,813 - Heritage 9/2009:1401, $28,750

1 PR67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

3 PR67 PCGS grade

Superior 10/1989:3281, $60,500

4 PR66 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 9/2001:142, $15,525

5 PR65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:4305, $23,500 - Heritage 11/2016:5678, $23,500

6 PR64 PCGS grade

Brinton T. Schorer, sold privately in 5/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I - Bowers & Merena 5/1999:1242, $13,800 - Lemus Collection / Queller Family Collection Part Two - Heritage 1/2009:1911 - Edwin J. Mantooth Bowers - Heritage 4/2015:5543, $10,575

6 PR64 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Pelican Bay Pattern Coin Collection - Heritage 1/2008:3495, $38,813 - Heritage 9/2009:1401, $28,750

#1 PR67 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

#3 PR67 PCGS grade

Superior 10/1989:3281, $60,500

#4 PR66 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 9/2001:142, $15,525

#5 PR65 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:4305, $23,500 - Heritage 11/2016:5678, $23,500

#6 PR64 PCGS grade

Brinton T. Schorer, sold privately in 5/1973 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I - Bowers & Merena 5/1999:1242, $13,800 - Lemus Collection / Queller Family Collection Part Two - Heritage 1/2009:1911 - Edwin J. Mantooth Bowers - Heritage 4/2015:5543, $10,575

#6 PR64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Judd 1601 is a silver version of George Morgan's 1879 Pattern Half Dollar. The obverse is nearly identical to that of the regular-issue Morgan Dollar, which is one reason this Pattern is so popular. The reverse features a plain eagle, with it's wings turned downward and with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST squeezed in between the eagle and the outer legends.

Collectors have done a good job of preserving Judd 1601's. Most are Gem or better, several have incredible toning and eye appeal, and at least three different PR67's are known to exist. The quality of the strike varies, with several pieces showing flat centers, especially on the hair above Liberty's ear; others show a stronger, though not quite full, strikes. Cameo and Deep Cameo examples exist, but they seem to be the exception rather than the norm.