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    1879 Goloid Metric Dollar, Judd-1626
    Proof, AU Details

    1879 $1 Goloid Metric Dollar, Judd-1626, Pollock-1822, R.4--Heat Damage, Whizzed--NCS. Proof, AU Details. William Barber's design for the Goloid Metric dollar. A capped head of Liberty appears on the obverse; the crowded reverse carries verbose statutory inscriptions and details relating to the coin's purported chemical composition. A circle of stars about the central inscriptions breaks the otherwise continuous wording. Struck in goloid, according to the NCS attribution, with a reeded edge, but USPatterns.com notes that "it is unknown if any of these have undergone metallurgical testing." The present piece shows grayish-white surfaces that are fairly lackluster, certainly showing the uniform microscopic evidence of whizzing. Nonetheless attractive, with some faint tinges of charcoal-gray on the reverse.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AHE, PCGS# 62004)


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