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    1879 Goloid Metric Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1628, PR65 Red
    Complete, Unmellowed Red Surfaces

    1879 $1 Goloid Metric Dollar, Judd-1628, Pollock-1824, R.7, PR65 Red PCGS. William Barber's design for the Goloid Metric dollar with a large head of Liberty facing left and LIBERTY on a wide ribbon around her head. The reverse is laid out with the proposed composition of the coin in the center, surrounded by a circle of 38 stars. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. While this is a William Barber design, it is possible this was executed by his son, Charles. This Goloid Metric design was struck in goloid, silver, copper, aluminum, and white metal. What is most extraordinary about this piece is not only its rarity, but the retention of its full red color. Very few copper patterns are known today with the original mint luster intact. Brighter red is noticed in the centers with a slightly deeper hue around the margins. Nevertheless, there is no mellowing on either side. The fields are bright and highly reflective, and there are no obvious or mentionable flaws present.
    From The David Cassel Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AHG, PCGS# 82006)


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    August, 2015
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