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    1872 Amazonian Half Eagle in Aluminum
    Judd-1242, PR65 Cameo
    One of Just Three Known

    1872 $5 Amazonian Five Dollars, Judd-1242, Pollock-1384, R.8, PR65 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, 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: Dr. Conway Bolt Collection (Stack's, 4/1966), lot 1678; ANA Convention Sale (Abe Kosoff, 8/1966), lot 1201; Terrell Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 5/1973), lot 628; William R. Sieck Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 7/1981), lot 337; J.E. Drew; Bob R. Simpson Collection; Simpson Collection / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2021), lot 3270.

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

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2021
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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