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1879 $1 Schoolgirl Dollar, Judd-1609, Pollock-1805, Low R.7, PR66 Red PCGS. The famous School...

2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 3, 2007
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Location: Orlando, FL
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Famous 1879 Schoolgirl Dollar in Copper Certified PR66 Red by PCGS
1879 $1 Schoolgirl Dollar, Judd-1609, Pollock-1805, Low R.7, PR66 Red PCGS. The famous Schoolgirl dollar design, credited to George T. Morgan and only available on the Judd-1608 through Judd-1610 varieties. Judd-1610 is unique, and the silver Judd-1608 is highly contested, which makes the copper, reeded edge Judd-1609 a good selection for the advanced pattern specialist. Liberty has a youthful appearance, and her hair flows gracefully beneath the bust. According to uspatterns.com, "The schoolgirl name dates back to the April 1891 New York Coin and Stamp sale auction of the F.W. Doughty collection and was probably given by David Proskey." The reverse features the Defiant Eagle motif used earlier on the Judd-1512 1877 half dollar, and later adapted for the 1915-S Panama-Pacific quarter eagle. 1879 silver dollar patterns were created by each of the Mint's three engravers: William Barber, his son Charles Barber, and George T. Morgan. The elder Barber's design (Judd-1605) was perfunctory. Charles Barber's Washlady motif (Judd-1603) is distinctive and well known, although less beloved than Morgan's Schoolgirl dollar. None of these designs were destined to be struck for circulation. Mint officials were reportedly unhappy with the issued Morgan dollar design, but once it achieved a workable average die life, it made little practical sense to risk its replacement. The 1878 Bland-Allison Act obligated the mint to produce unprecedented mintages of silver dollars, and in fact, the New Orleans Mint re-opened in 1879 with the purpose of coining the denomination.
Fire-red and orange luster endow this beautiful Premium Gem. The strike is needle-sharp, and the grade is only limited by a few pinpoint carbon flecks. The flashy fields further ensure the formidable eye appeal. Only about 10 examples are known of Judd-1609, and this high grade piece presents an opportunity that may not come again for several years. (PCGS# 81987)

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