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1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, Pollock-1832, 1833, R.3, 6,...

2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 19, 2003
Item Activity: 9 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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Rare 1879 Flowing Hair $4 Gold Stella
1879 $4 Flowing Hair, Judd-1635, Pollock-1832, 1833, R.3, 6, Impaired Proof, Obverse Graffiti, Polished, NCS. A bright, mishandled specimen with the initials HE in the right obverse field. Technically a pattern issue, the Charles Barber "Stella" design has been elevated by its own popularity to inclusion among regularly issued coins. Reportedly, 415 restrikes were minted, a good percentage, like this piece, being impaired to some degree. Despite its obvious distractions, this is a legitimately rare issue that is always in high demand from gold specialists. (NGC ID# 28AZ, PCGS# 8057)

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