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    1875 Gilt "Sailor Head" Five-Dollar, Judd-1439

    1875 Five-Dollars, Judd-1439, Pollock-1582, R.6-7, PR 62 NGC. William Barber's so-called "Sailor Head" obverse design that shows Liberty facing left, wearing a coronet, her hair tied in the back with two ribbons trailing, thus resembling a sailor's cap. The reverse features a reduced sized, standing eagle with spread wings and, unlike contemporary regular issues, IN GOD WE TRUST is on a scroll below the eagle. Struck in copper gilt with a reeded edge. Reported to have been in the Colonel Green holdings and the only gilt piece certified by either service. (PCGS# 61439)

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    September, 1997
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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