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