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    1870 Aluminum Dollar, PR66
    Judd-1021, Only Three Pieces Known

    1870 $1 Dollar, Judd-1021, Pollock-1156, High R.7, PR66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Denali Collection. Both obverse and reverse dies are the designs used for regular-issue coinage of silver dollars in 1870. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. The standard pattern references traditionally list Judd-1021 as a die trials issue, but USPatterns.com states the coins were minted as part of the Mint's marketing program. As we reported in our extensive offering of patterns from the Queller Collection:

    "If the auction appearance record of Judd-1021 is any indication, the estimate of five to 10 sets struck may be too high. The issue was missing in all the great pattern collections of the 19th century. With all their resources and connections, great collectors such as Edward Maris, Henry Linderman, R.C. Davis, Lorin Parmelee, and George Woodside all failed to secure an example of Judd-1021 for their collections. The illustrious collectors of the 20th century fared no better: This piece was missing in the collections of William Woodin, Fred Olsen, Maj. Lenox Lohr, John Work Garrett, Louis Eliasberg, and Harry W. Bass, Jr."



    USPatterns.com estimates "at least two known" of the Judd-1021 in aluminum. They list the Simpson specimen and the present Denali coin, but do not list the Queller piece. This is a magnificent coin. and typical of most aluminum patterns the fields are deeply reflective with stark white devices. The strike details are fully brought up throughout and there are no obvious or mentionable contact marks, just a couple of small field defects on the reverse from improper alloying of the aluminum, as often seen.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61269)


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    August, 2013
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