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    1874 Bickford Ten Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1375, PR65 Brown

    1874 $10 Bickford Ten Dollar, Judd-1375, Pollock-1520, Low R.7, PR65 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. On the obverse a bust of Liberty faces 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. On the reverse, the weight of 16.72 GRAMS, the standard of the metal 900 FINE, and the word UBIQUE are center, and around the surrounding margins are 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 plain edge. Patterns of this proposed international trade coin were struck in several alloys in 1874, although the issue was never adopted by the federal government. Copper pieces are known with reeded and plain edges, with about a dozen examples of the plain edge variety in existence. USPatterns.com notes that may have been gilt.

    This Gem example has glossy original brown surfaces, with undertones of vivid blue and violet in the fields when tilted beneath a light. The strike is sharp, and close inspection reveals just a few tiny flecks that serve as pedigree markers.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AAH, PCGS# 61679)


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

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