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    1878 Quarter Eagle in Gilt Copper
    Judd-1567, PR64
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1878 $2 1/2 Quarter Eagle, Judd-1567, Pollock-1757, R.7, PR64 Gilt PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. On the obverse the head of Liberty faces left, with the E PLURIBUS UNUM around, and date 1878 below. Liberty's hair is tied in a bun, and she wears a hair band inscribed LIBERTY, as well as a second band further back in the hair with a leafy design. On the reverse an overlarge eagle fills the center, with small UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and 2½ DOLLARS at the rim. Struck on thinner, wider (20.5 mm vs. 18 mm) planchets than the regular issue, in copper with a reeded edge. This seldom-seen design is mostly known only as a copper or gilt copper impression. Only a single example in gold is known. This piece approximates the appearance of the gold pattern, but lacks the depth of reflectivity in the fields (because of the gilt layer). Population: 1 in 64, 0 finer (4/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 537321)


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