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1879 Metric Dollar in Copper
1879 $1 Metric Dollar, Judd-1619, Pollock-1814, Low R.7, PR67
Red PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's Metric dollar, with
Liberty wearing a coronet with a border of pearls. This obverse is
similar to that used on the $50 half union. The reverse shows a
partial wreath of cotton and corn tied at the base, a ribbon, and
inscriptions that include DEO EST GLORIA and the elemental
composition of goloid. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The
design was also struck in silver or goloid (Judd-1618 or
Judd-1617), aluminum (Judd-1620), white metal (Judd-1620A), and
Judd-1619, PR67 Red
Finest Certified at PCGS
Judd-1619 was sold in three-piece sets, along with examples of Judd-1628 (Goloid Metric dollar in copper) and Judd-1636 (1879 stella in copper). USPatterns.com estimates the surviving population at just over a dozen examples in all grades. Both PCGS and NGC have graded a single example in PR67 Red, with none finer (4/20), but we suspect these two citations may represent the same coin, since the coin offered here was formerly housed in NGC holder 1727946-046.
The present coin is a magnificent Superb Gem, with razor-sharp definition on all design elements and impeccably preserved original red surfaces. Reflective fields add to the terrific eye appeal. This coin is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts.
Ex: Pre-Long Beach Elite Coin Auction (Superior, 5/2003), lot 3509, as PR67 Red NGC.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26X8, PCGS# 81997)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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