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1871 Gold Dollar in Nickel, PR62
1871 G$1 Gold Dollar, Judd-1163, Pollock-1305, R.8, PR62
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse and reverse feature the regular
Type Three gold dollar designs. Struck in nickel with a reeded
edge. Although listed as R.7 by Andrew Pollock (1994), it is now
believed this Judd-1163 gold dollar pattern is the only one of its
kind. William Woodin may very well have acquired it directly from
the Mint as part of the famous exchange of the gold 1877 half union
patterns. Since then, this off-metal product has passed through the
hands of Waldo Newcomer, King Farouk, and Bob Simpson, to name a
few. This is a rare chance to add your name to the storied pedigree
of this PR62 Judd-1163 representative.
Judd-1163, Unique in This Metal
Slightly reflective silver-gray surfaces exhibit pale accents of lilac and peach-gold. Strike definition is noticeably deficient. The pressure used to coin this pattern was clearly inadequate to impart full definition to the hard nickel surfaces. Minor planchet roughness appears throughout. Do not expect another Judd-1163 to turn up any time soon. This is a unique piece destined to be tightly held in a fine set of patterns or gold dollars.
Ex: 1914 ANS Exhibit -- William Woodin, exhibitor; Waldo C. Newcomer, King Farouk; Palace Collections Sale (Sotheby's, 2/1954), lot 1865; First Walter Breen Gold Sale (Pine Tree Auctions, 3/1974), lot 434; Greater New York Auction Sale (Paramount 4/1977), lot 170; Oscar J. Pearl Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 6/1979), lot 1383; C.B. Slade, Jr. Estate (Stack's, 6/2010), lot 2377.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61425)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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