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    Intriguing 1874 Bickford Eagle, Judd-1374 Gilt

    1874 $10 Bickford Ten Dollar, Judd-1374 Gilt, Pollock-1519, R.6, PR 62 NGC. The obverse depicts a bust of Liberty facing left with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and the date below. Liberty wears a diadem inscribed with the word LIBERTY and ornamented with six stars. The weight 16.72 GRAMS, the standard of the metal 900 FINE, and the word UBIQUE are centered on the reverse. Around the periphery is the U.S. denomination DOLLARS 10 and the following international equivalents: STERLING (Pound) 2.1.1; MARKEN 41.99; KRONEN 37.31; GULDEN 20.73; and FRANCS 51.81. Struck in copper with a reeded edge and gilt. There are no individually distracting hairlines on either side of this deeply colored, green-gold example. The somewhat subdued appearance does, however, justify the grade. This pattern was born out of Dana Bickford's proposal to create a coin whose value was fixed in relation to that of the world's currencies. Its adoption for circulation would have placed the international monetary system on the gold standard.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AAF, PCGS# 61678)


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