1869 Pattern Half Dollar. Judd-746, Pollock-828. Rarity-7-. Aluminum. Reeded Edge. Proof-63 (NGC).Obv: Standard Silver design with a bust of Liberty facing right, a cap ornamented with two stars on her head and a ribbon emblazoned LIBERTY crossing her shoulder. A tiny B for the designer (Barber) is within the ribbon folds. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is around the border and the motto IN GOD WE TRUST is inscribed on a scroll below. The letters in the word GOD are widely repunched. Rev: A wreath of laurel and oak encircles the denomination 50 CENTS with the inscription STANDARD SILVER around and the date 1869 below. Brilliant apart from hazy silver overtones in isolated areas, this is a smartly impressed specimen with appreciable field to device contrast. A rare pattern type in this metallic composition, fewer than a half dozen examples of Judd-746 are believed extant (per the website uspatterns.com).NGC Census: just 2; 0 finer in this category.PCGS# 60974. NGC ID: 29SW.Click here for certification details from NGC.