1870 Pattern Half Dollar. Judd-988, Pollock-1117. Rarity-7+. Silver. Plain Edge. Proof-65 (PCGS). CAC.Obv: Standard Silver design with a bust of Liberty facing right, the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery and the motto IN GOD WE TRUST on a scroll below. Liberty is wearing a headband inscribed LIBERTY and ornamented with a single star, her hair tied in a bun. Rev: A wreath of oak and laurel leaves encircles the denomination 50 CENTS, the inscription STANDARD SILVER above and the date 1870 below. Intermingled blue, lilac and golden iridescence enlivens the otherwise olive-gray obverse, the reverse toned in warmer steel-olive with antique gold undertones. Judd-988 is one of many scarce Standard Silver patterns of the year, fewer than half a dozen specimens believed extant in all grades.Provenance: From the E. Horatio Morgan Collection. Earlier ex Scott Stamp & Coin Company's sale of the Gerald Hart Collection, November 1895, part of lot 792; J.M. Clapp; Clapp estate; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942, via Stack's; our (Bowers and Merena's) sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, May 1996, lot 271. Bowers and Merena lot tag included.PCGS Population: just 1; 0 finer in this category.PCGS# 61234. NGC ID: 29ZC.Click here for certification details from PCGS.