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    1879 Silver Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1606, PR66+ Red Cameo

    1879 $1 Dollar, Judd-1606, Pollock-1802, Low R.7, PR66 Red Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's entry in the 1879 silver dollar pattern series is less known than either Morgan's "Schoolgirl" dollar (Judd-1608) or Charles Barber's "Washlady" motif (Judd-1603). But Judd-1606 is a better value, trading at significantly lower levels despite its slightly greater rarity. The obverse features a relatively small bust left of Liberty, her hair bound by a ribbon. The reverse depicts a perched eagle with unfolded wings. The eagle's claws clutch an olive branch and three arrows, and the eagle hovers above a laurel wreath. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    About a dozen Judd-1606 representatives are known. This is the finest example certified at PCGS by the margin of the Plus designation, while NGC reports a couple of PR66 Red Deep Cameo submissions, possibly representing multiple grading events of the same coin (4/20). Either way this is a rarity, and a gorgeous one at that. Each side is rich copper-red with a few areas of slightly deeper violet and orange patina. Field-device contrast is exceptional.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 881984, Base PCGS# 81984)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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