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    1836 Judd-65 Gobrecht Dollar, PR62+
    No Stars on Obverse and Reverse
    Only Four Examples Known

    1836 P$1 Name on Base, Judd-65 Restrike, Pollock-68, R.8, PR62+ PCGS. Silver. Plain Edge. Die Alignment III (head of Liberty opposite the N in ONE after a coin turn). Die State B. Only two die states are known for the Judd-65. While there are reverse diagnostics for both die states, the easiest to see is the patch of die rust in front of the face of Liberty on the obverse. Only four examples are known, and all are believed to have been struck in or around April 1869. Mint Director Henry Linderman was terminated in April, so most of the Cabinet Coins were struck just prior to his leaving office. Among the Starless Reverse dollars, the Judd-65 was struck just after the Judd-87 (Plain Edge, Copper), where light die polishing removed the die rust in front of the face, and before Judd-85 (Plain Edge, Silver), which shows faint traces of the low spot at the bottom of the F in OF.

    The most complete roster we have been able to assemble is below. We now have confirmed four examples since the Reed Hawn coin was recently sold (thus increasing the known pieces by one and decreasing the Additional Appearances by one).

    1. Jenks Collection (Woodward, 6/1883), lot 117; T. Harrison Garrett; Garrett II (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1980), lot 700; Clemente Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/1994), lot 1058; L.K. Rudolf Collection (Stack's, 5/2003), lot 2093, a PR64 that brought $184,000; Dr. Julius Korein; ANS.
    2. Pre-Long Beach Auction (Goldberg's, 5/2004), lot 2359, stated to have been in a family collection since the 1920s. A PR65 that also brought $184,000.
    3. Ralph J. Lathrop; 1952 ANA Sale (New Netherlands, 8/1952), lot 1286; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2010), lot 3284. A PR62 that brought $138,000. The present coin.
    4. Reed Hawn Collection (Stack's, 10/1993), lot 738; Blue Moon Collection, Part I (Stack's Bowers, 3/2017), lot 2549, a PR64+ that brought $152,750.

    Additional Appearances:
    A. 1914 ANS Exhibition (H.O. Granberg); possibly (per the Burke & Clemente catalog) William Woodin; Waldo Newcomer; King Farouk; Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 1715. Unplated.
    B. W.W.C. Wilson to Virgil Brand in 1919 (Brand Journal Inventory Number 90912).
    C. Olsen Collection (Mehl, 11/1944), lot 1764. Unplated.
    D. Charles Jay Collection (Stack's, 10/1967), lot 173.
    E. Mougey Collection (Elder, 9/1910), lot 969. Plated catalog unavailable.


    The fields of this piece are brightly mirrored, consistent with the production of proofs struck after 1858. The mirroring is remarkable when one considers the light hairlining and toning present. Each side displays golden-rose patina, and on the obverse a distinctive band of near-brilliance is seen in the right obverse field. The devices are sharply struck but lack complete definition with slight softness on Liberty's hair and extended foot noted but complete breast feathers are seen on the eagle.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# BLX7, PCGS# 11249)


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