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    1879 Metric Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1620, PR65

    1879 $1 Metric Dollar, Judd-1620, Pollock-1815, R.8, PR65 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. William Barber's metric dollar design: Liberty wears a pearl-bordered coronet reading LIBERTY. This design is similar to that used on Barber's half union patterns of 1877. The elaborate reverse design comprises an open wreath of cotton and corn tied at the base with a ribbon and bow. DEO EST GLORIA appears in a cartouche above that is shaped somewhat like a descending dove. The center legend shows a purported silver-gold-copper composition that totals 25 grams. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. The commonly encountered examples of this Metric dollar design are found in silver or goloid. A dozen pieces are known in copper. "At least 4 known" in aluminum, according to There are also unique oddities struck in white metal and lead. As with most aluminum patterns, the fields are deeply reflective and the devices noticeably frosted. A few shallow planchet laminations are seen on the obverse (again, a common occurrence on aluminum) and a couple of whitish spots are located in the center of the reverse. Fully struck.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61998)

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