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    1878 Dollar Struck in Silver, PR62
    Judd-1554a Prototype, Finest Known
    'Barber's Rejected Dollar'

    1878 $1 Dollar, Judd-1554a, Pollock-1745, R.8, PR62 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. There are at least four obverse/reverse die combinations known for this design, which became known as "Barber's rejected dollar" in early coin catalogs. The obverse is similar to the "common" R.4 Judd-1554, but there are subtle differences: Three beads are above Y in Liberty's coronet and another is right of Y, where the Judd-1554 has three beads above Y and a hair curl past. The Judd-1554a has the coronet tip closer to N than G in the motto, where the Judd-1554 tip is fairly centered. The reverse of this piece lacks stars at 4 and 8 o'clock. The legends are also laid out a touch differently: The upright of B in PLURIBUS is left-aligned with the left side of the upright of E in STATES.

    There is no listing for Pollock-1745 in his 1994 reference, but the author left a number for it before his copper Pollock-1746 struck from the same dies. There are only three examples traced of this pattern, the other two both in the PR40 range, per This example shows light gold toning and lightly hairlined fields. The strike is good overall with minor softness in the centers.
    Ex: Frank M. Stirling Collection / Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2009), lot 1443 as PR62 NGC, which brought $40,250.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AF6, PCGS# 12234)

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