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    1872 Amazonian Two and a Half in Aluminum
    Judd-1232, PR66+ Cameo

    1872 $2.50 Amazonian Quarter Eagle, Judd-1232, Pollock-1374, R.8, PR66+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Pittman-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 aluminum with a reeded edge. Only three pieces are known in aluminum and all are graded virtually the same. This exceptional piece is arguably the finest by virtue of its Plus designation. The surfaces are brilliant throughout and the aluminum alloy shows the expected depth of reflectivity in the fields along with frosted devices.
    Ex: Probably from William H. Woodin; "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; King Farouk; Public Auction (Kreisberg-Schulman, 2/1960), lot 2462; Richard C. Jewell Collection; John Jay Pittman Collection (Akers, 10/1997), lot 799; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/1998), lot 5144; Kagin's; Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 8/2004), lot 1394; Rarities Night (Stack's Bowers, 8/2011), lot 7518.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26WG, PCGS# 389300)


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