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    1872 'Indian Princess' Commercial Dollar
    Judd-1212, Struck in Silver, PR65
    Fabulous Multicolor Toning

    1872 T$1 Commercial Dollar, Judd-1212, Pollock-1352, Low R.6, PR65 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. James B. Longacre's obverse Indian Princess design was previously used on the Standard Silver coins of 1870-71, an outstanding Seated Liberty in bold, medallic relief. The Indian princess holds a Liberty pole and cap, wearing a feather headdress, stars and stripes behind, and a globe at her left hand with LIBERTY across. The reverse displays the Commercial dollar design, first executed in the previous year and weighing 420 grains, the predecessor to the adopted Trade dollar. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

    About a dozen examples of Judd-1212 are known. This is one of the highest-graded and certainly one of the most eye-appealing of the group. Each side is richly patinated in wholly natural cobalt-blue, violet, and peach-orange toning. The underlying fields are flashy, and strike definition is pinpoint-sharp. Population: 2 in 65, 1 finer (3/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A6L, PCGS# 61483)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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