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    1872 Amazonian Half Eagle in Aluminum
    Judd-1242, PR66 Cameo
    One of Just Three Known

    1872 $5 Amazonian Five Dollar, Judd-1242, Pollock-1384, R.8, PR66 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's Amazonian design is among the most famous in the pattern series. 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 aluminum with a reeded edge. A unique denomination set was struck in gold, and the design was also struck in copper. Judd-1242 is a great rarity. Our online auction archives, which date to 1993, show no prior Heritage appearances of the variety. According to USPatterns.com, there are only three known examples, respectively pedigreed to prior owners John J. Pittman, Conrad Bolt, and Belden Roach. The present Premium Gem is identified by a small oxidized area on the reverse rim at 6 o'clock. Partial wire edge. The strike is needle-sharp, and the frosty motifs contrast with glassy fields.
    Ex: Belden E. Roach Collection (B. Max Mehl, 2/1944), lot 782; Dr. Curtis R. Paxman Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/1974), lot 1048; J.C. Burnheimer Collection (Paramount, 5/1976), lot 1205; J.E. Drew; October Sale (Superior, 10/1990), lot 1910.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A7C, PCGS# 389298)


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    January, 2021
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
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