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    1872 Commercial Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1217, PR66+ Red and Brown
    Only Four Specimens Confirmed

    1872 $1 Commercial Dollar, Judd-1217, Pollock-1358, High R.7, PR66+ Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's lower-relief copy of Longacre's Indian Princess. The magnificently designed obverse depicts Liberty seated facing left, left hand resting on a globe, right hand holding a Liberty pole with Phrygian cap on top, conjoined flags behind. The reverse shows COMMERCIAL DOLLAR 420 Grs 900 FINE in the center, surrounded by an olive wreath with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA at the upper periphery and GOD OUR TRUST on a scroll at the bottom of the wreath. Crossed cornucopias are above DOLLAR. Struck in copper with a plain edge. The die combination was struck also struck in copper with a reeded edge (Judd-1216), aluminum with a reeded edge (Judd-1218), and in silver with both reeded and plain edges (Judd-1214 and Judd-1215). Only four Judd-1217 patterns are confirmed, per USPatterns.com, with the cleaned Farouk specimen possibly a fifth survivor. An attractively toned Premium Gem draped in cherry-red, butter-gold, and powder-blue patina. The strike is intricate, and no detractions are apparent.
    Ex: Pre-Long Beach Auction (Ira & Larry Goldberg, 5/2007), lot 1433.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 71488)


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