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    1879 Metric Dollar in Aluminum
    Judd-1624, PR64
    Four Known

    1879 $1 Metric Dollar, Judd-1624, Pollock-1820, High R.7, PR64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The head of Liberty faces left in this design by George T. Morgan, her hair done up in a bun and tied with a ribbon bearing an incused LIBERTY. E PLURIBUS UNUM is above, with stars seven left and six right, date below. The reverse portrays a wreath of cotton, wheat, and corn. An inner circle of dots encloses 895.8 S. / 4.2--G. / 100--C. / 25 GRAMS. A "descending dove" shape surrounds DEO EST GLORIA ("God is glory"). UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR are at the rim. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.

    Only four examples of this pattern are believed known. This piece is of about equal technical quality (but different from) the Lemus-Queller Collection PR63 Cameo PCGS example that we offered in our FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 1925, which realized $14,950. This piece shows well-mirrored fields front and back with a few scattered hairlines and well-frosted devices. A small grayish toning patch above 25 GR provides a pedigree marker for this piece but is neither particularly overt nor distracting.
    Ex: Dr. Edward Maris; Garrett Collection, Part II (Bowers and Ruddy, 3/1980), lot 1060; Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2003), lot 7143 as PR63 NGC.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AHC, PCGS# 62002)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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