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    1875 Sailor Head Twenty Cent Pattern in Aluminum
    Judd-1394, PR63

    1875 20C Sailor Head Twenty Cents, Judd-1394, Pollock-1537, High R.7, PR63 PCGS. The popular Sailor Head design of William Barber, here on a pattern for a twenty cent piece. The reverse has a "spade-type" shield with 20 incuse, rays above the shield, two arrows, and an olive branch at the lower shield border. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / CENTS encircles the rim. About a half-dozen pieces are known in aluminum. The surfaces show streaks of oxidation on each side, but still retain the depth of mirroring in the field expected.
    Ex: Lohr FPL (Empire Coin Co., 1961, realized $150; Madison Collection; Dr. Jon Kardatzke Collection (Goldberg Auctions, 6/2000), lot 1081.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61701)


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    April, 2018
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
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