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    1879 Goloid Metric Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1629, PR69
    Ex: Maris, Garrett

    1879 $1 Goloid Metric Dollar, Judd-1629, Pollock-1825, High R.7, PR69 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. On the obverse the head of Liberty faces left with E PLURIBUS UNUM above and the date below. The reverse has the statutory requirements for a goloid dollar in the center, surrounded by a circle of 38 stars. Outside the circle of stars is GOLOID METRIC DOLLAR / DEO EST GLORIA, which is in turn surrounded by UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / 100 CENTS. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. This pattern, William Barber's metric dollar, was struck in multiple alloys. Only four or five aluminum pieces are known. This example is the virtually flawless Maris-Garrett specimen, graded in remarkable PR69 condition with no evidence of oxidation or handling. Each side is deeply mirrored and brilliant, with a sharp strike and exceptional visual appeal.
    Ex: Dr. Edward Maris Collection (H.P. Smith, 6/1886); Garrett Collection, Part II (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1980), lot 1061; Premier Sale (Superior, 1-2/1984), lot 1656.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AHH, PCGS# 62007)


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    September, 2020
    17th Thursday
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