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    1875 Sailor Head Twenty Cent in Silver
    Judd-1392, PR66 Cameo

    1875 20C Sailor Head Twenty Cents, Judd-1392, Pollock-1535, R.6, PR66 Cameo PCGS. Designed by William Barber and nicknamed the Sailor Head design, it is nearly identical to the design of certain 1875 half eagle and eagle patterns. A coronet inscribed LIBERTY adorns a head of Liberty, her hair tied back with a ribbon. The reverse has a shield with 20 recessed and the word CENTS at the lower border. Arrows, leaves, and a glory of rays embellishes the shield with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around. Struck in silver with a plain edge. The 'Sailor Head' design was a popular one and used on a wide variety of pattern denominations over a three-year period. USPatterns.com asserts a dozen pieces are known in silver, with a half dozen each in copper and aluminum. This is a distinctive obverse / reverse pairing as the recessed denomination is equally unusual. The center of each side is nearly brilliant with richly toned margins shaded in deep reddish and blue patina.
    Ex: Frank M. Stirling Collection / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2009), lot 1436.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26WR, Variety PCGS# 400347, Base PCGS# 61699)


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

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    19th Thursday 5:50 pm CT
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