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    1879 Metric Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1623, PR67 Red and Brown

    1879 $1 Metric Dollar, Judd-1623, Pollock-1819, R.7, PR67 Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Metric dollar design by George Morgan, featuring a rarely seen head of Liberty, 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. More than a dozen examples of this copper pattern exist, but it remains absolutely rare and highly sought-after because of its association with the famous four dollar stella. This Superb Gem, formerly part of Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, is largely copper-orange with deeper brick-red color in the fields. Flashy accents of violet, magenta, and peach-orange significantly enhance the eye appeal.
    Ex: Brinton T. Schorer; Harry W. Bass, Jr. via private treaty (5/1973); Bass Collection, Part I (Bowers and Merena, 5/1999), lot 1297.

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


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