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    1879 Morgan Dollar Pattern in Silver
    Judd-1611, Attractively Toned PR67
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1879 $1 Morgan Dollar, Judd-1611, Pollock-1807, Low R.7, PR67 PCGS. CAC. 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. As we commented in our September Long Beach Sale in 2014:

    "This "near-Morgan dollar" poses an interesting contrast with the adopted design. The obverse is as-issued. The eagle on this reverse shows considerable differences, the shape of the head and the center breast, in particular, approach the circulation design, but are still noticeably different. The result of Morgan's efforts was an eagle that was described as "scrawny." About a dozen pieces are extant of this variety, and it is known in both copper and silver."



    This example has a wide interior circle of pinkish-rose that is surrounded by blue margins. The color is attractive and highlighted by the deep proof mirrors. Problem-free surfaces.
    From The Siegel Collection. (NGC ID# 2AH2, PCGS# 61989)


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

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    26th-30th Wednesday-Sunday
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