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    1872 Amazonian Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1206, PR65+ Brown

    1872 $1 Amazonian Dollar, Judd-1206, Pollock-1346, Low R.7, PR65+ Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse exhibits a seated figure of Liberty, William Barber's famous "Amazonian" design, with right hand above the head of an eagle, left forearm resting on top of a shield, and left hand holding a sword. Around, 13 stars with the date below. The reverse has an eagle with spread wings, clutching three arrows in its right claw, its left leg raised up with the talon supporting a shield with an olive branch in front. A scroll across the shield is inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST. Around is the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with the denomination ONE DOL. below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    This is one of several different designs that depict a full view of Liberty in a seated position, obviously intended to be an answer to Christian Gobrecht's design that had been in use since 1836. Although several different Seated Liberty designs were prepared by different Mint engravers, the initial design by Gobrecht remained in use until the introduction of the Barber series of silver coins in 1892. Also struck in silver and aluminum. The Amazonian name apparently dates to the 1890 Parmelee Sale and was allegedly named so by David Proskey (who also named the Washlady series). Only nine silver pieces have been traced. The surfaces have uniformly mellowed to a rich blue patina, leaving just the faintest trace of cherry-red around the devices. Fully struck throughout.
    Ex: Public Auction (Stack's, 6/1994), part of lot 1066; National Money Show Auction (Stack's, 3/2002), part of lot 975; Orlando Sale (Stack's, 1/2007), part of lot 1038.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A6H, PCGS# 61477)


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