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    Judd-1611 1879 Morgan Dollar Pattern
    Struck in Silver, PR60

    1879 $1 Morgan Dollar, Judd-1611, Pollock-1807, Low R.7, PR60 NGC. Ex: Lemus Collection. The obverse is that of the regular-issue Morgan dollar, while the reverse shows a statuesque eagle perched, head facing left, with downward-pointed wings, clutching an olive branch and three arrows. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and ONE DOLLAR encircle the border. Struck in silver with a reeded edge. Tinges of olive-green and gray-gold greet the viewer from both sides of this coin, which shows a few light contact marks on Liberty's cheek and elsewhere. Those marks, although not particularly bothersome, join some haze and hairlining in the fields to account for the PR60 grade of this sharply struck piece. Still, this issue is a rarity, with no more than about 15 examples surviving today, at least a couple of which are off the market in museum/institutional holdings. (NGC ID# 2AH2, PCGS# 61989)

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

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