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    1879 Morgan Dollar, Struck in Copper
    Judd-1614, PR65 Red

    1879 $1 Morgan Dollar, Judd-1614, Pollock-1810, Low R.7, PR65 Red NGC. The obverse is the regular-issue Morgan dollar die, but the reverse is a modified version, like the Judd-1611 and Judd-1612 with the eagle similar but lower in the field. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is in large letters (compared to the remainder of the lettering), with a smaller ONE DOLLAR at the bottom, and IN GOD WE TRUST in similarly small letters in an inner arc above the eagle. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    This design by George Morgan represents one of several attempts to replace the regular production design with a more robust eagle on the reverse. Judd-1611 and Judd-1612 were earlier versions that lacked the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. The surviving population probably numbers slightly more than a dozen pieces, with one specimen held by the Durham Western Heritage Museum. The surfaces are bright cherry-red with a few flecks of carbon scattered over each side.
    From The Pacific Rim Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AH5, PCGS# 81992)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2021
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
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