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    1836 Gobrecht Dollar, PR65+
    Judd-60 Original, Medallic Orientation
    Die Alignment IV, Die State H

    1836 $1 Judd-60 Original, Medal Alignment, Pollock-65, R.1, PR65+ PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Silver. Plain Edge. Die Alignment IV (center of Liberty's head is opposite the F in OF). Die State H. This is the final die state in the production of 1836 Gobrecht dollars, struck toward the end of the last week of that year. Because of the high grade, all the diagnostics leading up to and including this die state are clear. Most notably these include a rim nick above and slightly left of the U in UNITED, which is diagnostic. Other die flaws are easily discernible as well, including: a rim nick above the last A in AMERICA, nick above the R in DOLLAR, die scratch through the O in ONE, die scratch below the D in DOLLAR, rim nick above the A in STATES, die chip between the dentils above and slightly right of the R in DOLLAR, and the straight, diagonal die clash line above the eagle's wing. It should be noted even though these are called a "nick" or "scratch" this is not a defect on the coin itself. This is damage that was done to the reverse die from repeated removal and remounting to strike these coins during the eight striking periods recorded.

    Another misconception that should be periodically addressed is the proof designation given to Gobrecht dollars. This is more a matter of tradition than a technically correct designation of the method of manufacture. These dollars were made in the master coin format from polished dies. The degree of mirroring is inconsistent from coin to coin. On this particular piece the finish in the fields is especially strong and flashes through the considerable toning present on each side. The devices also display considerable mint frost on the devices, giving this piece a rarely seen cameo contrast. Rich rose-gold centers turn to sea-green around the margins. Fully struck in all areas. This is one of the finest 1836 Gobrecht dollars we can remember handling and will undoubtedly end up in a major type set. Population: 1 in 65 (1 in 65+), 1 finer (6/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11226)

    Weight: 26.73 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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