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    1872 Amazonian Quarter Eagle
    Judd-1231, PR63, Struck in Gilt Copper

    1872 $2.50 Amazonian Quarter Eagle, Judd-1231, Pollock-1373, Low R.7, Gilt, PR63 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's "Amazonian Gold" design has a bust of Liberty facing left, her hair flowing behind her head and below the bust truncation, wearing a Phrygian cap inscribed Liberty. There are 13 stars along the border and the date is below the bust. The reverse is similar to the Amazonian silver design with an eagle, wings spread, grasping three arrows in its right claw, its left leg raised up to support a shield. A ribbon crosses the shield with the inscription IN GOD WE TRUST. Around is the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and below is the denomination 2 1/2 DOL. Struck in copper and gilt with a reeded edge. The fields are bright yellow-gold, while the devices show a pronounced reddish tinge, undoubtedly from the underlying copper. Still, this piece gives a strong suggestion what a magnificent design these coins would have looked like if produced for commercial purposes.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 537325)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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