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1870 Standard Silver Dollar, PR65
1870 $1 Standard Silver Dollar, Judd-1009, Pollock-1142, Low
R.7, PR65 PCGS. Ex: Garrett-Simpson. Weight: 396 grains. The
"Indian Princess" design was Chief Engraver James B. Longacre's
version of the Seated Liberty concept, introduced by William Barber
in 1870, after Longacre's death the previous year. The design
features Liberty seated beside a globe, wearing an Indian
headdress. The word LIBERTY is inscribed across the center of the
globe and Liberty is holding a pole topped with a Phrygian cap. The
reverse features the word STANDARD at the top with 1 / DOLLAR
encompassed by a wreath of cotton and corn. Struck in silver with a
plain edge. Based on an 1852-dated sketch by Longacre, this design
was adopted for patterns of various compositions and denominations
by his successor, William Barber. USPatterns.com estimates fewer
than a dozen examples of Judd-1009 are extant.
Judd-1009, Longacre's Design
The present coin is a spectacular Gem with needle-sharp definition on all design elements. The well-preserved surfaces are free of mentionable distractions. Vivid shades of gunmetal-gray, magenta, cerulean-blue, and sea-green toning enhance the outstanding eye appeal. This coin was once a highlight of the famous Garrett Collection. We expect intense competition when this lot is called. Population: 1 in 65, 0 finer (4/20).
Ex: Harold P. Newlin; T. Harrison Garrett; Robert Garrett; John Work Garrett; Johns Hopkins University; Garrett Collection, Part II (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1980), lot 1044; Julian Leidman; Simpson Collection.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29ZU, PCGS# 61257)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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