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    1836 Cap and Rays Gold Dollar Pattern
    From the Original Striking Period
    Judd-67, PR66

    1836 PG$1 Gold Dollar, Judd-67, Pollock-70, R.5, PR66 PCGS. CAC. Christian Gobrecht both designed and engraved the dies for this gold dollar pattern. The influence of Mexican coinage is clearly seen on the obverse design showing a Liberty cap surrounded by rays of glory. The reverse features the denomination 1 D. within a coiled palm frond, with the date below and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above. Struck in coin gold with a 10% copper alloy and a plain edge. Original 1836 patterns were struck prior to March 14 of that year, as established by Walter Breen based on the date Mint Director Patterson sent a gold pattern to Secretary of the Treasury Levi Woodbury.

    This magnificent example displays deeply reflective proof fields. Set against the mirrors is noticeable mint frost over the devices, which yields a moderate cameo contrast. The surfaces are extraordinarily clean; the only interruptions are three tiny planchet voids on the reverse. Even reddish-gold color covers each side. Only one other non-Cameo piece has been so graded by PCGS, with none finer (7/19). This is the most eye-appealing, original example that this cataloger has seen.
    Ex: Riverboat Collection / Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2014), lot 5878, where it realized $30,550; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2018), lot 5228, which realized $28,800.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26VC, PCGS# 11260)


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