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1836 Pattern Gold Dollar in Copper
1836 PG$1 Gold Dollar, Judd-70, Pollock-73, Low R.7, PR66 Brown
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse shows a glory of rays
surrounding a cap inscribed LIBERTY. On the reverse a palm branch
encircles the denomination 1 D., with the legend UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA around and the 1836 date below. Struck in copper with a
plain edge. These interesting and beautiful patterns are frequently
encountered in gold, and rarely seen in other compositions. Most of
the gold examples are originals, alloyed with copper and struck in
1836. Some others, alloyed with silver, were struck in 1844
according to the late David Akers, and additional gold examples
along with off-metal pieces in silver, copper-nickel, and copper
were struck about 1859, or perhaps later, as one gold example is
known struck over an 1859 gold dollar. A five-piece collection of
the different compositions from the three striking periods would
present quite a challenge and would make a fascinating exhibit.
This stunning Premium Gem displays vivid electric-blue toning over
deeply mirrored fields with iridescent splashes primarily on the
reverse. The surfaces are flawless.
Judd-70, PR66 Brown
Ex: Superior (6/2002), lot 4694.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11269)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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