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Exceptional PR67 Cameo 1879 Metric Dollar
Judd-1617, The Finest Example Certified

1879 $1 Metric Dollar, Judd-1617, Pollock-1813, R.4, PR67 Cameo NGC. William Barber's Metric dollar with Liberty wearing a coronet with a border of pearls. The reverse is elaborately laid out with a partial wreath of cotton and corn tied at the base, a ribbon, and with DEO EST GLORIA on a tablet above. Struck in goloid or silver with a reeded edge. As pointed out in the USPatterns.com website "These, apparently, have never undergone metallurgical testing." So, it is uncertain if this piece (or any 1617s) were actually struck in goloid or if the Mint simply went for the simpler option, to strike the patterns in the silver planchets that were available and simply label them with the goloid content on the reverse. The Judd-1617 is the only possibility for an actual goloid composition as this design was also struck in copper, aluminum, white metal, and lead.
The website also makes the interesting observation that these pieces were sold in sets along with Judd-1626 and Judd-1635 (gold stella) to congressmen for $6.10. Later they were sold to collectors for $15! The first public offering of one of these sets was in Scott Stamp and Coin's July 1880 sale, lots 1258-1260. The obverse design is similar to the one used on the famous half union from 1877. The fields are brightly reflective and each side shows scattered streaks and dabs of multicolored iridescent toning. A splendid example of this popular pattern, this is the finest example certified by either of the major services.
From The Deb-Ann Collection.
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