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    Superb 1879 Goloid Metric Dollar

    1873 Goloid Metric Dollar, Judd-1626, Pollock-1822, R.6?, PR 67 NGC. William Barber's design for the Goloid Metric dollar with a large head of Liberty on the obverse, paired with a reverse that carries numerous statutory as well as elemental inscriptions, broken only by a circle of stars as a decorative device. Struck in goloid (5.46% gold, 84.54% silver, 10.00% copper) with a reeded edge. A stunning, superlative example of Barber's novel design and concept for a mixed alloy dollar coin. The fields are nicely reflective with an even overlay of golden patina that deepens toward the rims. Surely the finest example known of this rare pattern. (NGC ID# 2A9E, PCGS# 61626)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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