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    1877 'Sailor Head' Ten Cent in Copper
    Judd-1498, PR64 Brown

    1877 10C Sailor Head Ten Cents, Judd-1498, Pollock-1651, Low R.7, PR64 Brown NGC. The obverse portrait, designed by William Barber, is similar to the Sailor Head design made famous two years earlier, but with smaller lettering on the coronet and lacking the so-called sailor collar. The reverse uses the regular issue dies. Only eight examples are believed known of this rare pattern, and at least two of those are silver-plated. The coin is technically illegal as UNITED STATES OF AMERICA does not appear on either side. This needle-sharp specimen has vivid orange, ruby-red, aquamarine, and electric-blue hues. An important, pedigreed example of this notable pattern.
    Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2004), lot 8007; FUN Signature(Heritage, 1/2007), lot 1534; Bob Simpson Collection, Part I / Los Angeles Signature (Heritage, 8/2010), lot 5716, where it brought $6,325.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ADM, PCGS# 61833)


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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