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    1872 "Amazonian" Half Eagle in Copper, Judd-1241

    1872 Five Dollars, Judd-1241, Pollock-1383, R. 6-7, PR 60 Cleaned. One of several examples of William Barber's famous "Amazonian" design offered in this sale, this piece being struck in copper with a reeded edge. The obverse of this Farouk-like example has seen much of its original proof brilliance stripped away, while the reverse has fared better, although hardly escaping the relentless hairlines. Mellowed reddish-brown color dominates, with greenish-steel residue in the protected areas. A rare and important pattern issue. (PCGS# 61241)

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    Auction Dates
    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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