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    1836 Gold Dollar Pattern in Gold
    Judd-67, PR66+
    The First Gold Pattern Struck

    1836 PG$1 Gold Dollar, Judd-67, Pollock-70, R.5, PR66+ PCGS. 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 piece has a coin alignment (end over end) rather than a medallic alignment (side to side). Striking softness is noted in the center of each side, as seen by slight porosity in those areas. The fields are deeply reflective and the piece displays a reddish tint overall. Exceptional quality.

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


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

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