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    1877 Sailor Head Quarter in Copper
    Judd-1500, PR64 Brown
    Sole PCGS Example, None at NGC

    1877 25C Sailor Head Quarter Dollar, Judd-1500, Pollock-1653, R.7, PR64 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's well-known Sailor Head obverse is paired with a regular Seated quarter reverse. The obverse exhibits a bust with the date below and 13 stars arranged seven left and six right, separated by IN GOD WE TRUST in small letters. Struck in copper with a silver edge. The Sailor Head appears on several patterns of multiple denominations dated 1875 through 1877. The present die pairing is also known by a single example in silver (Judd-1499). USPatterns.com states "about eight examples are known [for Judd-1500], two of which have been silverplated." Despite that statement, this lot is the only Judd-1500 presently certified by either NGC or PCGS (as of 11/20). It is fully struck and unmarked with lavish multicolor toning. The obverse is predominantly orange-gold and powder-blue. The reverse displays slightly deeper cobalt-blue, sea-green, and lavender shades. The Eric P. Newman specimen is the only other Judd-1500 pattern we've traced to auctions since 1991.
    Ex: Samuel J. Berngard (Stack's Bowers, 7/2008), lot 4221; FUN Signature (Heritage, 7/2010), lot 4491.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61835)


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

    View all of [Important Selections from The Bob R. Simpson Collection, Part III ]

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2021
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
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