1862 Pattern Liberty Seated Half Dollar. Judd-295, Pollock-353. Rarity-5. Silver. Reeded Edge. Proof-64 (NGC). CAC.Obv: The Liberty Seated type that the Mint used to strike regular issue 1862 half dollar. Rev: Similar to the regular issue type of the year, but with the addition of the motto GOD OUR TRUST inscribed directly into the field above the eagle. Mottled pink, blue and golden-olive iridescence adorns both sides of this beautiful near-Gem. A shallow scuff in the field by star 13 may be the only impediment to a full Gem rating. Sharply struck with an intense reflective finish also imparted by the dies. As with its Judd-293 counterpart, Judd-295 was included as part of silver pattern Proof sets, the mintage of which was 25 per a notation in W. Elliott Woodward's catalog of May 1863. Approximately two dozens specimens are extant, the present near-Gem particular desirable due to the Eliasberg provenance.Provenance: From our (Bowers and Merena's) sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, May 1996, lot 255.NGC Census: 7; 1 finer in this category (Proof-65).PCGS# 60445. NGC ID: 29E6.Click here for certification details from NGC.