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    1870 'Goofy Head' Round Dollar, MS61
    BG-1205, Distinctly Prooflike

    1870 $1 Goofy Head Round 1 Dollar, BG-1205, High R.4, MS61 NGC. A high-grade example of this popular round dollar, the product of "Unknown Maker C" as listed by Walter Breen and Ronald Gillio. This Maverick issuer of round and octagonal quarters, halves, and dollars was almost certainly located in San Francisco. The present example is an attractive, prooflike dollar -- one of the "Goofy Heads" from this manufacturer -- made of gold-plated silver. Bold details reside on highly reflective, lightly hairlined gilt fields. A prize for the California fractional gold collector. Census: 4 in 61, 1 finer (2/14). (NGC ID# 2C44, PCGS# 10950)

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