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    1879 Metric Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1623, PR63 Red and Brown

    1879 $1 Metric Dollar, Judd-1623, Pollock-1819, R.6-7, PR63 Red and Brown PCGS. Metric dollar design by George Morgan, featuring a rarely seen head of Liberty, her hair brushed back and fastened in a bun, and with a wide ribbon at the top of the head. The reverse is the standard Metric dollar design with DEO EST GLORIA featured prominently above the composition in the center. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Over a dozen examples are known in copper, according to USPatterns.com. Steel-gray toning and rich, cherry-red luster compete for dominance on the reverse. The obverse is uniformly toned in steel-blue and golden shades, but blushes of original luster are evident about the date.
    Ex: FUN Bullet Sale (Heritage, 1/2000), lot 763.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AHB, PCGS# 72001)


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