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    1875 Sailor Head Ten Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1444, PR63 Red and Brown

    1875 $10 Sailor Head Ten Dollar, Judd-1444, Pollock-1588, R.6, PR63 Red and Brown NGC. William Barber's Sailor Head design with a bust of Liberty facing left on the obverse. She wears a coronet inscribed LIBERTY. Thirteen stars encircle the periphery and the date 1875 is below. An eagle that is very similar to that employed on the regular issue twenty cent piece and Trade dollar dominates the reverse. The legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is at the upper border and the denomination TEN DOLLARS is at the bottom. In addition, E PLURIBUS UNUM is in the field above and the motto IN GOD WE TRUST is on a scroll below the eagle. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Over a dozen pieces are known, a few of which have been gilt. This piece varies between deep cherry-red and brown with a few accents of yellow-red. An attractive example of this popular design type.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AC8, PCGS# 71752)


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    April, 2018
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