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    1872 Amazonian Three Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1236, PR65 Brown

    1872 $3 Three Dollar, Judd-1236, Pollock-1378, High R.6, PR65 Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's "Amazonian" design with Liberty on the obverse wearing a Phrygian Cap inscribed LIBERTY, thirteen stars around, and the date below. The reverse has a spread-winged eagle with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and THREE DOL. around the margin. The "Amazonian" design has a reverse similar to that copied from William Barber's quarter, half dollar, and dollar patterns of this year. It is the only uniform design ever made for all six gold denominations, and is also the only pattern three dollar gold design. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. It is estimated that about a dozen are known, several of which are now gilt. The original mint red is significantly subdued on this example and has taken on multicolored iridescence on each side. An attractive and solidly graded Amazonian three dollar.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A75, PCGS# 61508)


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