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    1878 Morgan Dollar, PR66 Red
    Judd-1565, Struck in Copper
    Five Known Examples

    1878 $1 Morgan Dollar, Judd-1565, Pollock-1732, High R.7, PR66 Red PCGS. Ex: Simpson. This is a muling of the obverse of Judd-1550A/1550B (Pollock-1725/1726) with the reverse of Judd-1554/1555 (Pollock-1733/1734). The obverse is similar to the adopted Morgan dollar, with the point of the bust truncation nearer to star 1 than to the 1 in the date. The wheat ear in Liberty's cap is distant from the R in PLURIBUS. On the reverse an eagle with drooping wings occupies the center, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR, the latter in minuscules, at the rim. E PLURIBUS UNUM appears arcing in a Gothic font above the eagle. The upright of the B in PLURIBUS is centered under the tip of the right bottom serif on the second T of STATES, and the M in UNUM is slightly left of center of the M in AMERICA. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    According to USPatterns.com, only five examples of Judd-1565 are confirmed. They were surely produced clandestinely for the benefit of mint personnel and insider-collectors. This Red Gem has rich orange and rose-red surfaces. Abrasions are absent, and the grade is only limited by an infrequent carbon fleck. Population: 3 in 65 Red, 1 finer (5/20).
    Ex: Dr. Nelson Page Aspen Collection (Bowers and Merena, 8/1989), lot 4181; Dr. Thomas S. Chalkley Collection (Superior Galleries, 1/1990), lot 2787; Auction '90 (Superior Galleries, 8/1990), lot 1439; Marin (Don Kagin and Andy Lustig); Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 8/1998), lot 2104; Fixed Price List (Heritage, 1/1999); Pre-Long Beach Sale (Superior Galleries, 6/1999), lot 3211;Vanek Collection / Summer FUN Signature (Heritage, 7/2007), lot 2262.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AFH, PCGS# 81927)


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