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1839 Restrike J-98 BN PCGS PR-65
1839 Half Dollar in Bronze Judd-98 Restrike, PR65 Brown 1839 P50C Half Dollar, Judd-98 Restrike, Pollock-108, High R.7, PR65 Brown PCGS. Ex: Bass-Simpson. Weight: 171.0 grains. Diameter: 30.7 mm. Die alignment: 175 degrees. On the obverse, Liberty wears a coronet inscribed LIBERTY with her hair tied at the back of her head. The backward or right facing Liberty head design is similar to the one appearing on the 1839 half eagles and eagles. The date, 1839, appears below the bust with 13 stars equally spaced along the border. Traditionally, the obverse was attributed to Christian Gobrecht, but a July 18, 1843-dated letter from William E. Dubois to Matthew Stickney identifies William Kneass as the designer. The reverse is the regular issue No Motto half dollar design with Large Letters as used from 1842 to 1853 and from 1856 to 1866. Struck in bronze with a reeded edge.
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