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    1878 Morgan Half Eagle, PR64+ Cameo
    Judd-1568 Gilt, Ex: Bass

    1878 $5 Five Dollar, Judd-1568 Gilt, Pollock-1758, Low R.7, PR64+ Cameo PCGS. Ex: Bass-Simpson. Similar to several other 1878 designs, but the differences make this a single metal, single design type in the Judd reference. The obverse was designed by George Morgan with a large-size head of Liberty facing left. The reverse has a large drooped-wing eagle, surrounded by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / FIVE DOLLARS and a single period on each side of the denomination. Struck in gilt copper with a reeded edge. USPatterns.com states that about a half dozen of these pieces are known, some of which have been gilt, as this piece. Each side is bright yellow-gold with mirrored fields and satiny devices. Eye appeal is outstanding for the grade.
    Ex: Purchased from Abe Kosoff (8/3/1971); Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1362.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535007)


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