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    1871 Indian Princess Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1138e, PR66 Cameo
    Ex: Bass, Two Known

    1871 $1 Dollar, Judd-1138e, Pollock-1280, R.8, PR66 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Bass-Simpson. The Indian Princess obverse with 13 stars around, 13 stars on the flag, and date 1871 below, the reworking of the Longacre design posthumously by William Barber. Liberty faces left and holds a Liberty pole and cap in her right hand, while her left hand rests on a globe with raised LIBERTY on a scroll. The globe behind the scroll shows most of North America and the southern part of South America. The reverse is the regular-issue Seated dollar die. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.

    The Judd-1138e was Judd-1138b in editions of Judd before the eighth. The present Bass-Simpson example is one of two known, the other being a PR64 that we handled in April 2020 and which now resides in the collection of Saul Teichman.

    This piece is particularly delightful not only for its rarity but for its excellent preservation. Graded Premium Gem proof Cameo by PCGS, each side shows generous contrast between the reflective fields and the devices, which offer thick mint frost. For the problematic metal that aluminum was at this period of Mint history, the planchet would have to be described as defect- and distraction-free, not showing the heavy die lines, random flaws, laminations, and other problems that so many aluminum patterns show.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 534827)


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