1861 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-277, Pollock-326, R.7, PR66 NGC. CAC. Design. The regular Seated Liberty half dollar design with the addition of a scroll over the eagle bearing the motto GOD OUR TRUST. The obverse die has the shield point over the right edge of the 1 in the date as described for Pollock-326. Struck in silver with a plain edge. Commentary. The obverse variants identified as Pollock-326 and Pollock-328 are each listed as R.7, although no census exists to suggest which variety is rarer. A brief review of auction records and other literature suggests that only eight to 10 examples survive of both varieties, and that Pollock-326 is slightly more plentiful than Pollock-328. Physical Description. An amazing Premium Gem exhibiting pewter-gray surfaces with delicate blue, violet, and gold toning. An absolutely original example with extraordinary eye appeal. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.
From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3930, realized $20562.50. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
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