1869 Pattern Half Dollar. Judd-743, Pollock-824. Rarity-6+. Silver. Plain Edge. Proof-63 (PCGS). OGH.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. William Barber's initial B is within the folds of the ribbon at the back of Liberty's cap. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is around the border and the motto IN GOD WE TRUST is inscribed on a scroll below. A curl comes close to touching the left tip of the scroll. Rev: A wreath of oak and laurel leaves surrounds the denomination 50 CENTS with the inscription STANDARD SILVER at the upper border and the date 1869 below. Delicate silver and gold iridescence adorns both sides of this modestly cameoed specimen. Fewer than a dozen of these are believed extant, the coins originally distributed to collectors as part of pattern Standard Silver Proof sets.Provenance: From the E. Horatio Morgan Collection.PCGS Population: 3; 6 finer in this category (Proof-65 finest).PCGS# 60971. NGC ID: 29ST.Click here for certification details from PCGS.