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    1870 Indian Princess Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1018, PR65
    Perhaps Three Known

    1870 $1 Dollar, Judd-1018, Pollock-1153, R.8, PR65 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The James B. Longacre Indian Princess design, apparently finished (or merely employed by) Mint Chief Engraver William Barber, named to the post after Longacre's death in January 1869. Liberty faces left with her sinister hand on a globe, her dexter hand holding a pole with Phrygian cap atop. Two flags are behind, one bearing 22 stars. The reverse is the regular-issue silver dollar die for the year. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.

    This Gem proof is one of likely three examples known of this elusive issue. The surfaces are light champagne-gold and show no mentionable distractions of post-Mint origin. A small raised planchet mark about nine dentils left of the date, near the rim, is typical of aluminum coinage, both pedigree marker and evidence of the recalcitrant nature of the metal. We also notice three tiny spherical marks in the obverse field between Liberty and star 3.
    Ex: University Park Sale (Steve Ivy, 3/1981), lot 1510; Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2003), lot 7108, as PR64 NGC, which realized $29,900.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A23, PCGS# 61266)


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