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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 separate examples have been traced of this Amazonian variant, according to Saul Teichman's research that is seen on USPatterns.com. The obverse is deeply patinated in multiple colors, while the reverse is much lighter hued and brighter overall. Strike details are complete throughout.
    Ex: (Lyman Low, 6/1903), lot 581; Andrew Zabriskie Sale (Henry Chapman, 6/1909), lot 304; later to Major Lenox Lohr; Bowers and Ruddy (11/1976), lot 998; Fairfield Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/1977), lot 61. FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 3473.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A6H, PCGS# 61477)


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