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    1878 Barber Silver Dollar
    Struck in White Metal

    Unique Judd-1556a, PR62

    1878 $1 Dollar, Judd-1556a, Pollock-1744, R.8, PR62 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 white metal with a reeded edge. Pollock only lists this single example, as does Judd, and USPatterns.com supports the assessment that it is probably unique. This piece has the darker gray accents of color from oxidation (as always seen on white metal coins) with considerable underlying brilliance still in evidence. This is only its second known auction appearance in more than four decades.
    Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green; F.C.C. Boyd; Farouk (Sotheby's, 2/1954), part of lot 1990; Public Auction (Kreisberg, 2/1960), lot 2409; Steve Ivy (5/1975); Fairfield Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/1977), lot 71; Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2003), lot 7129.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61918)


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    23rd-25th Tuesday-Thursday
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