1870 H10C Half Dime, Judd-815, Pollock-904, R.7, PR67 NGC. CAC. Design. William Barber's Seated Liberty design. She faces left, with a shield in her right hand and free-standing Liberty pole behind. The reverse is the same design used to produce contemporary regular-issue half dimes. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Commentary. Five-piece patterns sets issued in 1870 included the half dime through silver dollar, each featuring William Barber's Seated Liberty obverse design with the standard reverse design of regular issue coinage. The sets were undoubtedly issued for sale to collectors. One dozen examples of Judd-815 have been certified at NGC and PCGS, including the lone PR67 Newman specimen. Physical Description. A fully original and aesthetically pleasing Superb Gem, this half dime pattern exhibits blue and magenta toning with champagne highlights. The strike is exceptional with every detail completely impressed. Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.
From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3980, realized $5287.50. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
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