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1916 50C J-1993 (Proof)

Series: Patterns - PR

PCGS #:
12181
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Silver
Major Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR61 PCGS grade

King Farouk (of Egypt) Collection - Sotheby’s “Palace Collection” 1954:2027, part of lot 2027 - Abe Kosoff, sold privately on 5/2/1954 for $77 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 10/22/1997:814, $35,750 - Stack's 7/2008:4251, $92,000

2 VF30 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2004:8027, $52,900 - Stack's 1/2009:825, not sold - Heritage 8/2013:5975, not sold

#1 PR61 PCGS grade

King Farouk (of Egypt) Collection - Sotheby’s “Palace Collection” 1954:2027, part of lot 2027 - Abe Kosoff, sold privately on 5/2/1954 for $77 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 10/22/1997:814, $35,750 - Stack's 7/2008:4251, $92,000

#2 VF30 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2004:8027, $52,900 - Stack's 1/2009:825, not sold - Heritage 8/2013:5975, not sold

Ron Guth:

Judd 1993 is an extremely rare prototype design for the 1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar by Adolph A. Weinman. The obverse is different from the adopted design in that the word LIBERTY appears in the right field instead of in an arc above Miss Liberty. Also, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST is in larger letters than on the final version. The reverse is essentially identical to the adopted design.

Researchers have identified only two examples of Judd 1993: a PCGS MS61 example from the King Farouk and Pittman Collection; and a PCGS PR30. The worn example may have been a stolen coin that was placed in circulation, but this is pure speculation.

According to David Akers, Mr. Pittman never displayed or spoke of his J-1993 for fear that it might be confiscated by the U.S. government.