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1839 P$1 Name Omitted, Judd-105 Restrike, Pollock-117, Low R.7, PR65 PCGS. Silver. Plain Edge. Die Alignment III (coin tur...

2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388

 
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Very Rare Judd-105 1839 Gobrecht Dollar, PR65 PCGS, Tied For Second Finest Known
1839 P$1 Name Omitted, Judd-105 Restrike, Pollock-117, Low R.7, PR65 PCGS. Silver. Plain Edge. Die Alignment III (coin turn, eagle flying level). We have only seen one other Judd-105, and that coin is in a private collection. The notes taken by Saul Teichman, Mike Carboneau, and James Gray indicate that the coin from that collection showed the same spindly die cracks on the reverse, similar to the Judd-104 restrikes. On that coin, the cracks went through the tops of MERIC and NITE. On this piece, we note the second crack extends to the D in UNITED, indicating this is a later striking than the other coin. Also diagnostic, there is a small, raised die spur on the upper curve of the D in UNITED. The mintage of Judd-105s is unknown, but must have been very small. Only 6-10 pieces are believed known today. This piece is one of only two Gems certified, this one by PCGS and another by NGC, and an NGC PR66 has also been graded. This is an absolutely stunning coin. The fields show illimitable depth of mirrored reflectivity and the surfaces are draped in a light layer of reddish-golden toning that deepens slightly toward the rims. The only mark of any note that could be used as a pedigree identifier is a short, horizontal planchet flaw to the right of the eagle's right wing. This is a very rare opportunity for the Gobrecht specialist to acquire this major rarity.
From The Jack Lee Collection, III(#11448) (PCGS# 11448)

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