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    Intriguing 1879 Goloid Metric Dollar
    Judd-1626, PR61

    1879 $1 Goloid Metric Dollar, Judd-1626, Pollock-1822, R.4, PR61 PCGS. William Barber's design for the Goloid Metric dollar with a capped head of Liberty on the obverse, paired with a reverse that carries verbose statutory as well as elemental inscriptions. A circle of stars about the central inscriptions breaks the otherwise continuous wording. Struck in goloid (allegedly) with a reeded edge. Some of these pieces have undergone metallurgical testing and their goloid composition has been confirmed. This one has not, and unfortunately there is no way to visually confirm the piece's composition. The surfaces are almost untoned, and each side shows light hairlining and a few shallow field scrapes that explain the grade. (NGC ID# 2AHE, PCGS# 62004)

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