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    Finest Certified 1871 Standard Silver
    Judd-1124 Dollar, PR67 ★ Cameo
    Struck in Aluminum, R.8

    1871 $1 Standard Silver Dollar, Judd-1124, Pollock-1260, R.8, PR67 ★ Cameo NGC.
    Design.
    The obverse is the Indian Princess design of James B. Longacre, in a plain or starless field. His initials J.B.L. appear at the lower right of Liberty's rock, in the field. The date 1871 is below. On the reverse, an open agricultural wreath encloses 1 / DOLLAR, with STANDARD at the top rim. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.

    Commentary.
    According to USPatterns.com the aluminum versions (Judd-1124 and 1125) of this Standard Silver dollar pattern are even rarer than the silver versions with plain or reeded edge (Judd-1120 and 1121). In this case, however, the difference is, like for so many of these rare patterns, one of uncertainty. USPatterns.com estimates that "perhaps three or four" examples are known of Judd-1120, with three being our best estimate. But in the case of Judd-1124, the R.8 ranking of USPatterns.com (which also appears in the Judd ninth edition) seems to be the result of its conclusion that there are "at least two known." In reality, three examples of each--and no more or less--might easily exist.

    Physical Description.
    There is little to no evidence of post-strike contact on this wonderful coin, although some small planchet flaws attest to the Mint's relative unfamiliarity in 1871 with what was still very much an experimental coinage metal. This is the only certified example that numerically grades PR67, although it certainly merits both the Star and Cameo designations that NGC has also awarded it. NGC Census: one PR66, one PR66 Cameo, one PR67 Cameo. PCGS Population: one PR66 (11/08). Again, some duplication of one or two pieces is possible here, especially given the narrow grade range.

    Census.
    We believe that only three pieces exist.
    1. Lester Merkin (9/1968), lot 461, proof; Auction '87 (Stack's, 7/1987), lot 837. The present specimen.
    2. DiBello (Stack's, 5/1970), lot 414; Crouch (Superior, 6/1977), lot 518; William R. "Rudy" Sieck Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 7/1981), lot 267, Gem Brilliant Proof-67.
    3. King Farouk; Palace Collections of Egypt (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 1871.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A4M, PCGS# 61383)


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