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    1872 Amazonian Three Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1237, PR65 Cameo
    Ex: Bolt-Terrell-Sieck

    1872 $3 Three Dollar, Judd-1237, Pollock-1379, R.8, PR65 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's Amazonian design has long been one of the most famous in the series, as well as one of the rarest in terms of how many coins are known bearing it. Liberty faces left wearing a headband inscribed LIBERTY, with hair flowing behind. The reverse utilizes Barber's standing eagle with talons holding a shield. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.

    The Amazonian is the only pattern three dollar design struck by the Mint, as all other three dollar patterns utilize Longacre's regular issue motifs. About a dozen copper specimens exist, and a unique gold piece is part of the gold Amazonian pattern set. Only three examples are known in aluminum. This is a dazzling brilliant aluminum strike that has the expected deeply mirrored fields and thick, frosted devices. A problem-free example of this major pattern rarity.
    Ex: Dr. Conway Bolt Collection (Stack's, 4/1966), lot 1676; Terrell Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 5/1973), lot 626; William R. Sieck / 1981 ANA (Bowers and Ruddy, 8/1981), lot 332; United States Coins (Stack's, 9/1994), lot 306.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A77, Variety PCGS# 389299, Base PCGS# 61509)

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