1870 Pattern Half Dollar. Judd-936, Pollock-1042. Rarity-6+. Copper. Plain Edge. Proof-65 RB (PCGS). OGH.Obv: William Barber's seated Liberty facing left, an olive branch in her left hand, her right hand supporting a federal shield with a ribbon inscribed LIBERTY crossing the shield. LIBERTY is expressed in raised letters. A liberty pole with cap is behind the portrait, 13 stars encircle the periphery, and the date 1870 is below. Rev: The same design that the Mint used to strike regular issue 1870 Liberty Seated half dollars. This exceptionally vivid Gem exhibits steel-blue, antique copper, deep rose and salmon pink colors that are more irregular in distribution on the reverse. Semi reflective in finish with a full strike and carefully preserved surfaces. Examples of this type were distributed to contemporary collectors as part of pattern Proof sets that also featured the other denominations.Provenance: From the E. Horatio Morgan Collection.PCGS Population: 4; 0 finer in this category.PCGS# 71182. NGC ID: 29Y8.Click here for certification details from PCGS.