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    1878 Barber Silver Dollar in Silver, PR66
    Judd-1554, Rare Pollock-1737 Variant

    1878 $1 Dollar, Judd-1554, Pollock-1737, R.7, PR66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The head of Liberty is large and faces left with IN GOD WE TRUST at the top and the date below, similar to the pattern fifty dollar gold pieces from 1877. The reverse has a spread-winged eagle with E PLURIBUS UNUM in Gothic lettering above. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is at the top and ONE DOLLAR on the bottom rim. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. and research by Roger Burdette suggests that 50 or more examples of this pattern were struck in various alloys and from various die pairs. The Pollock-1737 variant of Judd-1554 shows three beads above the Y in LIBERTY and Liberty's coronet is closer to the N in IN. On the reverse, the upright of the B in PLURIBUS is under the tip of the E in STATES, and the M in UNUM runs past the M in AMERICA. Pollock-1737 is scarcer than the more often seen Pollock-1733 variant of this Judd number.

    This high-grade example is sharply struck and deeply reflective, with dusky lilac-gray, gold, and ocean-blue toning over each side in a mottled fashion. Eye appeal is outstanding.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AF5, PCGS# 61915)

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

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