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    1877 Pattern One Dollar in Copper, PR66 Brown
    Judd-1542, 'Sailor Head' Design

    1877 $1 Sailor Head Dollar, Judd-1542, Pollock-1715, R.7, PR66 Brown PCGS. The William Barber Sailor Head design, a modified version of which first appeared on 20 cent patterns of 1875. The obverse shows a bust of Liberty facing left, sporting a coronet reading LIBERTY, the motto IN GOD WE TRUST above and the date 1877 below. Two prominent ribbon ends dangle behind her head. The reverse features the denomination 1 DOLLAR centered within a wreath of corn, wheat, and cotton. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is around the upper periphery, E PLURIBUS UNUM around the lower. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Pattern dimes, quarters, and (some) half dollars of 1877 also showed the same design. This is a lovely Premium Gem proof for which the Brown designation is totally inadequate. Beautiful golden, lilac, and pale blue highlights swirl on each side of this problem-free example, the sole Brown example in any grade at PCGS. A PR66 Red and Brown piece, formerly in the Queller and McCoy Family collections, brought $32,200 in its most recent 2011 appearance with us. We know of seven examples of this pattern surviving.
    Ex: Abner Kreisberg Mail Bid Sale (11/1972), lot 731; Rogers M. Fred, Jr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 11/1995), lot 2306, which brought $9,900; Teletrade (12/31/2001); Teletrade (2/6/2002).
    From The A. James Evans Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# 2AES, PCGS# 61886)


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    January, 2015
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