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    1872 Amazonian Five Dollar
    Judd-1241, PR62 Gilt Copper

    1872 $5 Amazonian Five Dollar, Judd-1241, Pollock-1382, Low R.7, PR62 Gilt PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's so-called Amazonian patterns are one of the most famous of all pattern designs. It features a head of Liberty facing left, headband inscribed LIBERTY, hair flowing. The reverse depicts Barber's standing eagle with talons holding a shield. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The most famous examples of this design are a unique set in gold. Examples were also struck in copper and aluminum. Over a dozen copper pieces are known, some of which are gilt. The surfaces have deepened several shades overall with the darkening especially noticeable around the margins. The feathers on the eagle are sharply detailed, but Liberty's hair curls and the eagle's claws lack complete high-point definition. A rarely encountered design.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 537327)


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    November, 2020
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