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    1870 Dollar, Judd-1002, R.7, PR 66. Barber's Seated Liberty design that shows Liberty's right hand resting on a shield and a tall Liberty pole behind with cap on top. The reverse is struck from the regular dies. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. A stunning proof pattern that just couldn't be any nicer. The fields show extraordinary depth of mirrored reflectivity and the devices are heavily frosted. Both sides have a smoky golden-brown patina and, yet, still show much underlying brilliance. Recent research has revealed that this pattern is not as rare as once thought, and a revision of the coin's rarity to R.6 is probably in order. Purchased from Stack's through the mail by David Faraday on January 25, 1966 for $350. (NGC ID# CG5R, PCGS# 61002)

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