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    1872 Amazonian Three Dollar
    Struck in Aluminum
    Judd-1237, PR67 Cameo
    Finest of Three Known, Ex: Garrett

    1872 $3 Three Dollar, Judd-1237, Pollock-1379, R.8, PR67 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Garrett-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. Three examples are known in aluminum, the finest of which is the present coin. Famously known as the Garrett specimen, this piece was last seen at public auction in a 2011 Stack's sale. It represents the first time that we have handled one of the three aluminum pieces, and it is sure to draw significant attention in its first public offering in a decade.

    The mirrored fields are virtually flawless, as are the softly frosted devices, which provide moderate cameo contrast on each side. Delicate bluish hues appear in the fields when tilted beneath a light. The strike is sharp, and eye appeal is simply stunning.
    Ex: Garrett Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1980), lot 1081; Pennsylvania Cabinet (Bowers and Merena, 11/1997), lot 1405; Jay Parrino; California Sale (Goldbergs, 10/2000), lot 598; Baltimore Auction (Bowers and Merena, 7/2004), lot 1488; Richard C. Jewell Collection; ANA Rarities Night (Stack's Bowers, 8/2011), lot 7520.

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

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    April, 2021
    22nd-25th Thursday-Sunday
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